Olivia Thirlby



  1. Ellen Page,Juno, 2007.    The  New Yorker auditioned as Juno McGuff – and was given the RonaldReagan role – the lead’s best friend.
  2. Emily Browning, Sucker Punch, 2009.  When first choice Amanda Seyfried fell out, US director Zack Snyder saw “Liv” (and Mia Wasikowska) for Baby Doll. And finally signed Emily for the “swords-and-corsets fantasy” – according to the Washington Post. 
  3. Rooney Mara,The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,  2010.
  4. Juno Temple, Jack and Diane, 2011.     First choices were the Juno pals Ellen Page and Thirlby. Final choices were Elvis Presley’s grand-daughter  and  The Other Juno.
  5. Margot Robbie, Suicide Squad, 2015.   Warners first offered DC’s Harley Quinn to  Emma Roberts – more keen on heading TV’s Scream Queens. Big mistake. Also up for  three hours a day in make-up for Quinn: Thirlby, Alison Brie, Emily Browning, Lily Collins, Zooey Deschanel, Rooney Mara, Sara Paxton, Imogen Poots, Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson, Olivia Wilde, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Evan Rachel Wood.“There’s always two characters: Harleen Quinzel and Harley Quinn,” explained Robbie. “Where Harleen takes over, she can be rational; then Harley takes over, and that’s the more erratic.She loves causing mayhem and destruction. She’s incredibly devoted to the Joker. They have a dysfunctional relationship, but she loves him anyway. She used to be a gymnast – that’s her skill set when fighting.”



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