Margot Robbie’s latest movie, I, Tonya, is getting a lot of Oscar buzz. Robbie stars in the movie and also produced it, so Metro asked what she learned from producing that made her appreciate the work of the DC Films producers.
“The most important thing as a producer is it’s your job when you pick your director to stand by your director,” Robbie explained. “You can’t stand by your director and second guess everything. There are times when you step in and debate a certain situation. You don’t want to leave any stone unturned.”
“In my opinion a good producer trusts their director, and their job is to enable that director’s vision. That’s it. That’s your job. If that’s your director’s vision you need to do everything in your power to make that possible. And I think that’s a wonderful thing.”
“In the DC Universe, too, once you decide on who your director is, and they have a vision, you have to enable that vision and step in at moments to keep it on course if need be. I think that’s the way. I think that’s what a producer should do.”
Robbie’s answer hits a little close to home. Suicide Squad director David Ayer’s movie was tampered with by Warner Bros., and earlier this week we learned about all the drama between Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder on Justice League. Maybe they should listen to Robbie’s advice going forward.