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‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ Casting Director Shares Margot Robbie Almost Landed A Role In The Project

Before she was recognized as Barbie, Margot Robbie almost played a role in another famous project, American Horror Story: Asylum. On the recent episode of In the Envelope podcast, casting director Eric Dawson mentioned that Robbie was almost cast in the second season of Ryan Murphy’s AHS project.

What did Eric Dawson say about Margot Robbie’s “star appeal” and the ‘AHS’ casting process?

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On the latest episode of Backstage‘s podcast, Eric Dawson shared some shocking news about Margot Robbie (she almost got a role in AHS: Asylum!) and the way she radiated stardom right off the bat. Speaking about her AHS audition, “Margot is probably one of my favorite auditions of all time, and it was right before she broke out. She was just such a star. It was just crazy, her star appeal and when she walked in the room and her voice. Everything about it.” While she missed out on the role on the hit series, the Emmy-nominated casting director knew that Margot Robbie would become a major talent in the future.

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“That was one of those things as a casting director you go, ‘This is a star. What do we do with her?’ Then, immediately she started, just boom, boom, boom, and she was out of our sort of realm of possibility of hiring, but that’s really the fun part of casting, is seeing the people whose careers are just rising.”

Eric Dawson about Margot Robbie

What shows did Margot Robbie audition for after her near-miss with ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’?

After auditioning for the series, Robbie quickly landed her first major role as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street . Since then, the double Oscar-nominated actress has amassed a slew of successful films, including Suicide Squad, Babylon, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Bombshell, Amsterdam and I, Tonya. Most recently, she starred in Greta Gerwig’s box office-breaking picture, Barbie!