Oct 03, 2016 01:24 PM EDT
Margot Robbie Almost Broke Character During an SNL Sketch [VIDEO]
Australian actress Margot Robbie, who is famous for dramatic roles such as an ambitious reporter in "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" and a money-hungry Brooklyn native in "The Wolf of Wall Street," recently had the chance to show off her funnier side when she hosted last weekend's "Saturday Night Live."
The long-running sketch comedy series got Robbie to start off a new season as its host, and though the Australian actress is capable of holding up her own against iconic actors and directors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, she realized that it was much harder to focus when she's working alongside comedians.
According to USA Today, in one sketch, Robbie and other SNL cast members parodied a New York Film forum, wherein famous actresses were invited to sit down and discuss the current situation of women in the film industry.
Robbie portrayed British actress Keira Knightley while Cecily Strong portrayed French actress and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard. Other SNL cast members included Sasheer Zamata who portrayed another Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong'o, but the cast member who stole the show was Kate McKinnon who portrayed a fictitious screen legend named Debette Goldry.
McKinnon's antics on the sketch made it difficult for Robbie to keep a straight face, and the star of DC's "Suicide Squad" often had to hide her face behind her hands to keep herself from laughing out loud.
The forum was about women in Hollywood and SNL cast member, Aidy Bryant, served as the moderator. According to Comic Book, Bryant asked the women how the industry was treating them.
Most of the 'actresses' in the room spoke about the uneven treatment they received due to them being women, but McKinnon's character turned the discussion into a comedic fiasco due to her surreal encounters as a female thespian.
McKinnon said that MGM gave her opioid injections between her toes, just so she would keep her mouth shut in between takes, and her hilarious anecdotes almost sent Robbie busting a gut from laughing.
Fortunately, the A-list actress was able to maintain her composure and the sketch went on without her totally breaking out of character. However, it seemed that all of Robbie's training in acting almost went out the window when she worked with the cast of SNL.
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