It has been unveiled in the industry that, Margot Robbie tried out for the role of Asylum in American Horror Story but was unsuccessful. During a talk with Backstage the casting director, Eric Dawson stated that Robbie’s audition for an unspecified role was one of his favoured auditions ever, according to AHS. During a test for the second season of the FX series back in 2012, casting director Eric Dawson revealed that he had seen Robbie in action.
In an interview with In the Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast, Dawson said, “Margot has a lot of ‘it’ factors. That’s the tough thing for casting directors who aren’t in the room [anymore] with actors, Margot is probably one of my favorite auditions of all time, and it was right before she broke out. She was such a star. It was crazy, her star appeal when she walked in the room.” Despite not getting the role in the series, Robbie went on to feature in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which ran for 13 episodes in 2012.
“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? Immediately, though, she was out of our realm of the possibility of hiring. But that’s really the fun part of casting, is seeing the people whose careers are just rising,” Dawson further commented.
Robbie most recently appeared in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, which broke numerous box office records and recently made history by being the first film with a single female director to gross $1 billion globally. According to reports, Robbie, who also co-produced the comic satire, will make about $50 million from the film.