News Robert Downey Jr. Applauds Margot Robbie's Overlooked Brilliance in 'Barbie' Performance
Robert Downey Jr. Applauds Margot Robbie's Overlooked Brilliance in 'Barbie' Performance
In a recent conversation surrounding their Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, Robert Downey Jr. took a moment to commend Margot Robbie for her outstanding performance in the movie 'Barbie.' Let's delve into the details of Downey's praise and the dynamics at play. 👇
Robert Downey Jr.'s Recognition
During a discussion with fellow SAG Award nominees Willem Dafoe and Sterling K. Brown, Robert Downey Jr. expressed his belief that Margot Robbie deserves more credit for her work in 'Barbie.'
Specifically focusing on a pivotal moment in the film involving America Ferrera's impactful monologue, Downey Jr. highlighted Robbie's exceptional skill in active listening on camera. He emphasized how Robbie's reactions added a layer of depth to the scene, contributing to the overall effectiveness of Ferrera's performance.
Trust and Collaboration
Downey Jr. acknowledged the challenge of being the supporting actor in a scene dominated by another performer's lengthy dialogue. He praised Robbie for the trust she placed in the director, Greta Gerwig, and underscored the difficulty of seamlessly integrating one's performance when others take the spotlight.
Navigating the Challenges
The actor humorously remarked on the challenges of reacting to a significant monologue delivered by another actor, especially when faced with the sudden transition to one's own role. He provided insights into the complexities of the actor's craft, highlighting the need for active engagement and adaptability.
Oscar Nomination Controversy
The conversation also touched upon the absence of Margot Robbie's nomination for Best Actress and Greta Gerwig's absence from the Best Director category at the Oscars. This oversight has sparked discussions about recognition in the industry.
Following the SAG screening of 'Barbie,' Margot Robbie responded to the Oscar nominations, expressing gratitude for the blessings she has received. Despite the lack of certain nominations, her positive outlook resonates.
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