We had Amy Adams and Isla Fisher and now we have Margot Robbie and Emma Mackey. Emma Mackey is the Breakout star of the hit Netflix series Sex Education which is currently out with its second season. Honestly, when I watched the promo of the series for the first time I thought the same, the actress looks very similar to Margot Robbie, famous for playing Harley Quinn. But as the time went by I couldn’t really pin point, why?
But, Independent could as they stated that both the actresses have the same high cheekbones, expressive brows and square jaw when they were interviewing the young starlet when she was promoting her new series.
The actress in her response stated that she is very tired of the actress. She explained further that the industry has a tendency to group actors into boxes like that. She described it as categorising of people.
This is not something that only Mackey faces Robbie has also been mistaken as the Sex education star on multiple occasion. She talked about one of those in an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Ali Plumb, where she detailed an encounter with a fan at The Apple Pan diner who mistook her for Mackey. She responded with, ‘I’m so sorry, it’s not me.” Mackey found it very sweet.
We hope that if Mackey finds it uncomfortable the comparison slowly subsides and more focus is given to her work. But I am not going to lie, if this similarity gives us collaboration between Robbie and Mackey in the same way Adams and Fisher had in Nocturnal Animals, I wouldn’t mind it.
Emma Mackey currently plays Maeve Wiley in the hit show Sex Education and Margot Robbie is gearing up for the release of her upcoming movie Promising Young Woman and Birds Of Prey.