Margot Robbie Auditioned for ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ Before Stardom

“Barbie” has further solidified Margot Robbie’s status as a Hollywood heavyweight, a position she has held for over a decade. The Australian actress made her breakthrough nearly ten years ago with her indelible portrayal of Naomi LaPaglia in “The Wolf Of Wall Street”. However, her path to Hollywood stardom could have been quite different, had she been cast in the various roles she auditioned for during her early career.

For instance, did you know that Robbie actually auditioned for an undisclosed role in FX’s horror anthology, “American Horror Story: Asylum”? As IndieWire reports, the casting directors chose not to hire Robbie, acknowledging that her star was on the rise. Casting director Eric Dawson spoke highly of Robbie during an episode of the podcast “In The Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast”. Dawson said, “She was such a star. It was crazy, her star appeal when she walked in the room. Even though she didn’t get that role, that was one of those things as a casting director where you go: This is a star, what do we do with her?”

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Given Robbie’s stunning audition, why didn’t she land the role? Dawson clarified that Robbie quickly became an impossible hire due to her burgeoning career. He pointed out that one of the best parts about being a casting director is witnessing emerging talent on the rise. The big question remains – which role in “Asylum” did Robbie audition for? The show featured a stellar ensemble cast including Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, and a host of guest stars.

Before her breakthrough in Hollywood, Robbie was part of the short-lived ABC series “Pan Am” and later secured roles in “About Time” and “The Wolf Of Wall Street”. Following the cancellation of “Pan Am”, Margot spoke in 2018 about how this emboldened her during auditions, telling The Guardian, “I would go in thinking, ‘You fucking wait, look up from your papers, watch me, I’m going to blow your fucking mind”.

Robbie’s career has been unstoppable since her breakthrough, with her latest and arguably most successful film being “Barbie”. With the sky as her limit post-“Barbie”, we are eager to see where the talented actress will venture next. Although she won’t be appearing in the upcoming season of “American Horror Story”, titled “Delicate”, Robbie has “Queen of the Air” in pre-production, although production has been put on hold due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA guild strikes.

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