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Once Upon A Time in Hollywood: Margot Robbie reveals she feels 'personal connection' to Sharon Tate

Margot Robbie is playing the role of Sharon Tate in 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood' Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 24, 2019, 07.30 PM (IST)

As the release date for ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ has come closer, the buzz for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film has peaked. Watch trailer here. 

Margot Robbie who plays the late actress Sharon Tate, who was one of the seven individuals murdered by criminal Charles Manson`s infamous Manson Family cult in 1969, spoke about her connection to Sharon. 

At the film’s red carpet premiere, she opened up about her preparation for the role as she said, "It made me feel closer to her in a way that I don't think I could have.”

She added, "Reading things and watching things can only really get you so far, but having that personal connection meant a lot to me. It was kind of, sometimes very sad to be that closely connected with real-life Sharon. It would kind of hit you at moments. Suddenly the tragedy of it all would kind of hit you and you`d be tremendously sad. And other times she just made me feel so happy. But yes, there were moments where it was very sad." 

In addition to being lent pieces of jewellery that actually belonged to Sharon, Margot spent time with her sister, Debra Tate while preparing for the role. 

Margot also spoke about working with "incredible" director Quentin. "Even when I was doing something as mundane as walking down the street he would set up 100-feet of the track or a crane. It was always a really extravagant, amazing shot and that never really happens on film sets. It was spectacular," she said. 

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ is set in the backdrop of 1969 Los Angeles that features Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as fading TV star Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, respectively. The film follows them as they make their way through a changing film industry, and fight to reclaim their fame. 

The film also stars late actor Luke Perry, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Michael Madsen, Lena Dunham, and Kurt Russell.

It is produced by Shannon McIntosh and David Heyman.Perry.  

The film is slated to hit the theatres in India on August 15. 

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Margot Robbie who plays the late actress Sharon Tate, who was one of the seven individuals murdered by criminal Charles Manson`s infamous Manson Family cult in 1969.