Top 5 Reasons Why I Am Not Margot Robbie

I will be the first to concede that I am not entirely up with what’s hip these days.

Goodness knows, I certainly don’t know what the current fashions are. I have this crazy notion that “my own style” actually works, and I don’t stick out like a sore thumb.

13732003_10153605554557181_5878103060865897016_o.jpgDress I ordered from for $10? I’ll take one in red, blue and black!

So when I am reading the news and someone mentions current actors or actresses, I really can’t say I recognize all their names. I think I know a few off the top of my head, especially easy ones like Robert Downey Jr., or Gwyneth Paltrow. But Chris Hemsworth and Alexander Skarsgård? They’re both blondes, right? And one of them is Thor. Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato both…sing? And are brunettes?

So when the name “Margot Robbie” was splashed across newspapers (see:tabloids), I had no idea who she was.

However, after we watched “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” over the weekend, I am positive who she is. She kind of steals the show every time she is on camera. I looked her up (see: google) and she is an astounding woman, honestly.

According to the reliable Wikipedia: “Robbie and her siblings were raised by their single mother.[5]  She grew up in a farming family.[8] To make ends meet, Robbie worked three jobs simultaneously at the age of 16.[5] She studied drama at school,[5] graduating from Somerset College.[9] When Robbie was 17 years old, she moved to Melbourne to begin acting professionally.[10]

And after that she just took off into the horizon of fame and fortune through the gates of hard work and a good head on her shoulders. Good on ya’, Margot!

Now, this morning I was reading the news and checking up on how the Olympics were going, when suddenly I noticed a celebrity name I recognized! None other than Margot Robbie!

For just that moment, I was in the know with what is hip. And that’s somethin’.

Even better was that it was an article about her workout routine she had to gruel through in order to get in shape for the “Suicide Squad.” Hey! I’m working out too! So, what’s she doing??

Daily Mail said:

Australian actress Margot, who plays bad girl Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad alongside Will Smith and Cara Delevingne, certainly worked hard for her body, training for three hours most days whilst she was filming.

Three hours. 

Andie coached Margot through plenty of Pilates, ballet and ‘non-bulking cardio such as jump rope, rebounder and ballet jumps’, which Andie hails – surprisingly – the most challenging form of cardio she’s ever come across.

Ballet jumps.

She also explained that the duo did lots of heavy-weighted, low reps of arabesque pulls hooked up to resistance pulleys, as well as ballet style arabesque lifts with heavy ankle weights, which apparently built up and lifted her famous bottom.

I have no idea what an arabesque pull is. Or an arabesque lift.

4881505_smallGIS “arabesque pull” So I’m calling BS on this move.

I can only conclude, after my continued failed attempts to get back into shape due to stupid leg pain and enjoying reading more than working out, that I will never look like Margot Robbie.

Here are the top 5 reasons why.

  1. I am not working out for 3 hours a day. I am currently shooting for 20-30 good, solid minutes….and that’s it.
  2. I struggle to jump off rocks at the beach without flailing my arms in “Wild Monkey Pose.” I am not going to do ballet jumps without hurting myself. Or someone nearby.
  3. The arabesque pull isn’t a real move.
  4. I’m not 26 anymore.
  5. I have spent the past 2 hours reading on my butt, instead of working out in order to create a “famous bottom.”

I hate to admit defeat, but I’m afraid I must.

Margot, darling, I must bow out of this challenge.