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Margot Robbie to play sex symbol Jan Stephenson? Golf star reveals ‘we’ve talked’

MARGOT ROBBIE is allegedly lined up to play golf star Jan Stephenson in a new biopic.

Stephenson revealed in a new interview that Oscar nominee Robbie is interested in playing her on screen.

Robbie has, of course, recently gained acclaim for playing another sports star: Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.

We’ve talked about doing a movie, Margot Robbie wants to play me,” she told the Golf Australia podcast Inside The Ropes.

Stephenson found huge fame as a sporting pin-up in the 1970s; criticised at the time for appearing to use her sex appeal to market herself.

She took part in a number of racy photoshoots – but in turn brought a lot more attention to the world of women’s golf.

28-year-old Robbie began her career in Australian indie films in the late 2000s, before joining soap opera Neighbours from 2008 to 2011.

She then took to Hollywood to star in the TV show Pan-Am and found big screen stardom in the likes of About Time, The Wolf of Wall Street and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Aside from I, Tonya, perhaps her most recognisable work to date is as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.

She is set to reprise that role in Birds of Prey; and told Collider: “I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends.

Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang.

I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it.

She added: ““And then of course having a female director to tell that story. And giving a female director the chance to do big budget stuff.

They always get ‘Here’s the tiny little film’… I was like, ‘I love action. I love action films. I’m a girl. What, are we meant to only like a specific thing?

So it was a hugely important to find a female director for this, if possible. But at the end of the day — male, female — the best director gets the job and Cathy [Yan] was the best director.

She will also soon be seen in Mary Queen Of Scots alongside Saoirse Ronan; and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in the role of Sharon Tate.

Stephenson, 56, has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, class of 2019.

Source: express.co.uk

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