White Makeup, Wigs, & Smallpox Scars: How Margot Robbie Became Queen Elizabeth I
The new film
Mary, Queen of Scots, in theaters today, is not really about Elizabeth I, Queen of England (
Margot Robbie). As the title implies, the story centers around Elizabeth’s cousin and rival, Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan), the supposed rightful heir to the Scottish and English thrones, and the brewing clash between the two. But it’s Elizabeth’s depiction in the movie that has gotten the biggest amount of buzz so far — with good reason.