'Wolf' star misses Oscars for NZ shoot

Australian star Margot Robbie is replacing Amanda Seyfried in the film Z for Zachariach.
Australian star Margot Robbie is replacing Amanda Seyfried in the film Z for Zachariach.

The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie says she's likely to miss out on attending her first Academy Awards ceremony because she will be on the New Zealand set of her latest movie.

The Australian actress says she would rather work than attend Hollywood's night-of-nights anyway.

Robbie says she was resigned to the fact that she would be working in New Zealand on the post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Z for Zachariah, which also stars Chris Pine and will be directed by Craig Zobel.

Robbie will head to the film's Canterbury locations in a few days to start shooting.

Robbie is a late replacement for Amanda Seyfried who was forced to withdraw.

The 23-year-old says if she can wiggle out of shooting for a few days she'll head to the Oscars and she'll have Australian designers in mind for her outfit.

"I try and incorporate Australian designers in my outfit choices, but to be honest, I don't even know what I'll wear or even if I'll go to the Oscars.".

"I am going to be filming in New Zealand when it's on, so it's all going to depend on shooting schedules and being able to pop off to LA and then get back in time.

"The Critic's Choice and the Golden Globe Awards were so much fun so I feel I have had a taste of awards season already, so I don't mind if I miss the Oscars.

"It would be amazing of course, and I'm trying to make it work, but work comes first and I'd rather be on set than an awards show."

Robbie, who plays the second wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's character in The Wolf of Wall Street, appeared in About Time with Rachel McAdams and will play opposite Will Smith in the upcoming flick Focus.

Z for Zachariach also stars the Oscar-nominated British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, the star of 12 Years a Slave.

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