Actress Margot Robbie spoofs the famous "morning routine" scene from cult classic film American Psycho in this video for Vogue.
As if we didn't love Margot, 25, enough. The Wolf Of Wall Street actress has copped a lot of flack in the last week for supposedly lying about her age (spoiler: she hasn't been) and not only did she refuse to comment on the ridiculousness of those rumors, she's now on the June cover of Vogue, nailing it.
As part of her cover, the geniuses at Vogue paid tribute to the 2000 psychotic thriller film American Psycho, starring Christian Bale as the charming-yet-murderous Patrick Bateman, and filmed a parody that showed Margot's morning routine.
I've been judged many, many times when people find out my favorite movie is American Psycho. I adore everything about it. It's beautifully shot, it's set in New York, and yeah, it's psychotic. Sure, you might be slightly concerned for my family and friends when I tell you how much I love it, but at the heart of it, it's just a really fantastic movie. My favorite scene, of course, is Patrick's highly planned out, terrifying wake up ritual: ice pack, stomach crunches (he can do 1,000), water-activated gel cleanser, a honey-almond body scrub, herb-mint facial mask, cologne with little-to-no alcohol, and we go on and on and on.
If you haven't watched the original, I suggest you do that right now before we continue.
Great, glad we got that out of the way.
In contrast, Margot's performance is perfect. From the Vegemite in her fridge to the framed Instagram photo on her wall, it's completely believable when she says, "There is an idea of Margot Robbie; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory."
It's amazing — and a little scary — how well she plays the female Patrick Bateman. It's a brilliant parody of a great scene, but I'd definitely be up for seeing a remake of the film with Margot at the helm. I'm not sure how Brett Easton Ellis, the author of American Pyscho, would feel about that, or how he'd even feel about this video. But if they really decided an American Psycho musical was appropriate (and they did — it's now playing in New York until the end of September) I don't see how a female-led version is such a stretch.
Bravo, Vogue and bravo, Margot. You both killed it. Literally.