Notoriously difficult to please Debra Tate is here for Margot Robbie’s portrayal of her murdered sister, the actress Sharon Tate, in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
She told TMZ that she was worried Sharon would come off as an egomaniac, but that Margot managed to pull it off: “Depending on how Margot played it, it could’ve appeared egotistical. But, no, she did a beautiful job. Sharon did not have an egotistical bone in her body. Margot captures Sharon's sweetness very nicely.”
This is major because Debra has become notorious for savaging stars who depict her sister. She called Hilary Duff’s portrayal of Sharon “classless” and “exploitative,” saying “It doesn’t matter who it is acting in it – it’s just tasteless. It’s classless how everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event.”
When she learned that Tarantino was considering Jennifer Lawrence for the role of Sharon, she said: “Not that I have anything against Lawrence, but she's…she's not pretty enough to play Sharon. That's a horrible thing to say, but you know. I have my standards.”
Tate, of course, was murdered in 1969 by members of the Charles Manson cult. The cult’s intersection with Hollywood is portrayed in Once Upon a Time, which also stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.