The 29-year-old former Neighbours star scoured the depths of Twitter – the place younger millennial conservatives let their far-right opinions be identified.
Talking toSelection for its newest cowl story, Robbie mentioned she spent hours scrolling the platform discovering as many younger Republican girls to observe behind a pretend profile.
“I didn’t perceive her to start with,” Robbie mentioned of her character.
“However my course of is to do a ton of analysis, take into account each single choice, know each single state of affairs, situation, thought and motivation in and out so I can step onto set after which let all of it go.”
Utilizing a “nerdy” methodology, Bombshell director Jay Roach mentioned, she set about making a pretend Twitter account so she might observe “younger millennial conservative ladies” – the names of whom she didn’t specify.
“The homework half was troublesome,” Robbie defined to EW.
“However the emotional aspect was troublesome in a distinct type of approach.”
Robbie performs a fictional Fox Ne ws worker who grew up Evangelical and politically conservative in central Florida.
“I didn’t develop up watching Fox Information, and I didn’t develop up in the identical place as (Kayla) … I used to be struggling to grasp that viewpoint for some time, and Twitter ended up being probably the most useful gizmo,” Robbie defined.
Robbie’s Kayla is an keen new worker eager to make a superb impression, till she meets Roger Ailes, who sexually harasses her.
Not solely was Twitter a supply of Robbie’s preparation, she regarded to a different well-known blonde girl to get her voice and accent excellent.
“Each day, I’d do the monologue from Legally Blonde,” she advised Selection, stating how Reese Witherspoon’s Elle Woods is an identical character as she’s “extremely good” however “underestimated due to their appears”.
Bombshell additionally stars Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson and John Lithgow as Ailes.
Robbie has earned nominations for greatest supporting actress on the Golden Globe and Display Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Kayla.
Bombshell might be launched in Australia on 16 January 2020.