Margot Robbie says of her time shooting Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in New Mexico, simply “They have no teeth”. A response from a native New Mexican.
A year and one month ago, I was attending school at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. This school, where I was learning film production also has a movie studio where Longmire is shot, and Manhattan was shot. Many, many movies were filmed at the Greer Garson Theater, including Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey and Margot Robbie. I don’t blame anybody, for what happened to me, other than the people at the school. But it just so happens that the weekend that they were shooting the movie was the weekend the entire school was neglected by our school staff. I fell on ice, tore 3 out of 4 ligaments in my knee, had to drop out of school, and I have not been able to work or do much of anything since then. One year and one month. So after the Oscars were over my mom told me about an appearance that Tina Fey and Margot Robbie made on Stephen Colbert right after the Superbowl. They talked about what it was like filming in New Mexico, and Tina cracked a few jokes, no biggie. Then Margot Robbie just says (About New Mexican’s) “They have no teeth” and Stephen Colbert moved on. From working on set and living in New Mexico, and being BORN in New Mexico even after a few days of thinking about it I am still upset. I believe that when someone says something like that you wonder whom they are speaking of, what was their month long reference point to say that New Mexicans have no teeth. Was it the crew that she had? The IATSE Local 480 Crew? My Crew? Where exactly was she where all she saw was toothless people? They were in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Posh, Santa Fe. It’s offensive all around. I can tell you that the people that work with the homeless and shelters and impoverished took great offense to it. I’m not sure if anyone who might be reading this right now, knows what it feels like when you lose a tooth, but it’s embarrassing. It takes a hit on how you feel about yourself and for Margot Robbie to go on National TV after the SUPERBOWL and say something like that. Wow. I guess the common sentiment is, that she’s not welcome back.
The Breaking Bad folks and Better Call Saul and Longmire and the many many shows shot here; I can guarantee you would not do such a thing. States that have high tax incentives for productions put up with a lot of stuff too for shows to get shot in the right neighborhood, with the right lighting. Here, we don’t have paparazzi. We leave celebrities alone, you know Johnny Depp can hang out at the coffee shop up the street from my house and not be interrupted. We don’t place a lot of value on “Stardom” but we are prideful about our culture and our people and our food. We are not anything like California or New York or anywhere fast paced.
And If you google her, well, all you see is articles about pictures of her and men’s magazines. So thanks a lot for ruining my favorite villainess before it even comes to the screen Margot. I hope you awful, toothless experience keeps you from coming back, because you aren’t welcome.
I am going to leave you with a long list of New Mexicans who you probably didn’t realize were and I believe they all have their teeth. Now I don’t really care about the Suicide Squad movie and it will be the last movie i will ever pay a cent to watch.
Jeff Bezos (born 1964) – born in Albuquerque, founder of Amazon.com
Conrad Hilton (1887–1979) – born in San Antonio, New Mexico, hotelier, founder of the Hilton Hotel chain
Holly Holm (born 1981) – born in Albuquerque, mixed martial artist
Brian Urlacher (born 1978) – grew up in Lovington, NFL player
Tom Ford – grew up in Santa Fe, fashion designer
Julia Roberts (born 1967) – actress and producer, Erin Brockovich, Pretty Woman
Jim Morrison (1943–1971) – lived in Albuquerque for several years during his childhood
Demi Lovato (born 1992) – born in Albuquerque, raised in Dallas, Texas, singer-songwriter
Kathy Baker (born 1950) – actress, CBS’s Picket Fences, Fox’s Boston Public
George R. R. Martin (born 1948) – lives in Santa Fe, screenwriter and author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, including Game of Thrones
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (born 1975) – actor, ABC’s Modern Family
Tony Genaro, actor – Anger Management, Phenomenon
Annabeth Gish (born 1971) – actress, Fox’s The X-Files and Showtime’s Brotherhood
Drew Goddard (born 1975) – screenwriter, producer
Jeremy Foley (born 1983) – actor, Nickelodeon’s Caitlin’s Way
Adrian Grenier (born 1976) – actor, HBO’s Entourage
Anna Gunn (born 1968) – actress, HBO’s Deadwood, AMC’s Breaking Bad
Nick Wechsler (born 1978) – actor, Revenge, The WB’s and UPN’s Roswell
William Hanna (1910–2001) – animator, director, producer, cartoon artist, and co-founder of Hanna-Barbera
Neil Patrick Harris (born 1973) – actor, How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser, M.D.
Alexa Havins (born 1980) – actress, BBC’s Torchwood, ABC’s All My Children and One Life to Live
Dennis Hopper (1936–2010) – actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist
Mike Judge (born 1962) – actor, animator, producer
Minka Kelly (born 1980) – actress, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Roommate
Val Kilmer (born 1959) – actor, Heat, Tombstone, Top Gun
Demi Moore (born 1962) – actress, Ghost, Indecent Proposal, A Few Good Men
Freddie Prinze Jr. (born 1975) – actor, I Know What You Did Last Summer, She’s All That
Steven Michael Quezada (born 1963) – actor, Breaking Bad
Tracy Reiner (born 1964) – actress, When Harry Met Sally…, A League of Their Own, Apollo 13
Jay Roach (born 1957) – director, producer, the Austin Powers films, Meet the Parents
Willow Shields (born 2000) – child actress
French Stewart (born 1964) – actor, 3rd Rock from the Sun
Kristen Vigard (born 1963) – actress, Annie, Guiding Light, The Survivors
Ally Walker (born 1961) – actress, NBC’s Profiler, FX’s Sons of Anarchy
John Denver (1943–1997) – born in Roswell, singer-songwriter
Edward Abbey – novelist, graduated from the University of New Mexico
Rudolfo Anaya – novelist
Richard Artschwager – painter, illustrator, and sculptor
Jimmy Santiago Baca – poet and author
Oscar E. Berninghaus (1874–1952) – founding member of Taos Society of Artists
R. C. Gorman – Navajo artist
Tony Hillerman (1925–2008) – journalist, mystery writer, “Edgar” award winner, MWA Grand Master
D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930) – novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter
Maria Martinez (1887–1980) – pottery artist, received honorary degrees from major universities, countless medals, and citations from governments and institutions, and special invitations to the White House from four different Presidents. She was one of the most famous craft artists in the world known in particular for her pioneering work in black on black pottery.
Bill Mauldin (1921–2003) – editorial cartoonist, Pulitzer Prize, 1945 and 1958
Cormac McCarthy – author of No Country for Old Men, The Road, Pulitzer Prize winner
Michael McGarrity – novelist, former deputy sheriff of Santa Fe County
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) – artist
Bert Geer Phillips (1868–1956) – founding member of Taos Society of Artists
Ernie Pyle (1900–1945) – war correspondent, Pulitzer Prize 1944
Alisa Valdes – New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, staff writer Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times, screenwriter and producer
Linda Wertheimer – Senior National Correspondent for NPR
Cody Willard – anchor for Fox Business Network and co-host of Fox Business Happy Hour
James Mercer (born 1970), singer, musician, and leader of the Shins and Broken Bells
Michael Martin Murphey (born 1945) – author of New Mexico’s state ballad, “The Land of Enchantment.”
Norman Petty (1927–1984) – musician, songwriter, record producer
James Tenney (1934–2006) – born in Silver City, composer
Kristen Vigard (born 1963) – lives in Taos, singer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone)
Ryan Cook (born 1983) – born in Albuquerque, NFL player
John Dodson (born 1984) – born in Albuquerque, mixed martial artist
Michael Dunn (born 1985) – born in Farmington, MLB player
Arian Foster (born 1986) – born in Albuquerque, running back for the Houston Texans
Al Unser (born 1939) – born in Albuquerque, race car driver
Al Unser, Jr. (born 1962) – born in Albuquerque, race car driver
Bobby Unser (born 1934) – lives in Albuquerque, race car driver
PA, Film Tech, APOC, Locations Overflow for IATSE Local 480. Living In New Mexico. I have been a TV Critic for NM Entertainment Magazine. Documentary Film Maker. Writer. Researcher. Lover of All Things Geek. Striving to promote gender equality in STEM related fields and in the Media. Film Nerd, Comic Book Fiend, TV Addict, Gamer.
Wow. I was looking forward to seeing how she would do Harley Quinn but now the character is actually ruined for me
Oh my god a safe haven for geeks and nerds ruined. Just thinking about it is making me cry. I hate when celebrities go and say things that are offensive. I don’t know why a lot of them think they’re above certain things or just because they see one thing, it defines everyone
I’ve lived here on and off for my whole life and I still cant figure out where, whom or how she got that impression because it’s not even close to truth.. They were shooting in Santa Fe on a college.. Art school campus.. Did she make a trip to the state Penn? I get the feeling that she was talking about the crew and for someone who is a part of that union.. Shame on her.. Without us there wouldn’t be movies..
Could be she saw crew members or school staff & just drew a conclusion based on that because she was ‘trying to be funny’ but failing because that was crossing a line and derogatory to people
She’s not said anything about it even though people here are angry. The local homeless shelter has a link I believe I think this is the link I don’t know a single toothless person within the 480 we have pretty awesome insurance and it definitely wasn’t the school..
I mean he asked what it was like to shoot in New Mexico and all she said was
They have no teeth
That is where she is in the wrong. Entitlement does not insulate you from the repercussions from what you say on talk shows. She will lose a lot of potential fans from those comments
The one thing I can say beyond a doubt is that Henry Cavill is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Super kind. Superman dream man drooling.. Which is why I’m more stoked about batman vs superman
That does make sense. A lot of what makes the fans want to watch a movie is because of what the actors do off-screen. I mean, Chris Evans is a shy, sweet guy that a lot of his fans can relate to
We want to live in a society that’s respectful of each other but if people like Margo Robbie use people’s deficiencies to get a laugh, that speaks to her terrible character
And how stupid she is.. I think that if you dump on a state that is rich in cultures diverse in race but also one that films a heck of a lot of shows and movies all of which are crewed by locals in the 480 union.. No film can happen without them and there are asshole celebrities who live here but only a few have ever said bad things about NM and they were much less offensive and one actress called into a radio station with an apology and printed one in the paper.. The other.. Jessica Alba … If you don’t like us don’t come back
Exactly!! I’ve heard only amazing things about NM and how awesome and polite the people are. Don’t like something, don’t say anything- simple
You know George R Martin owns a small movie theater that plays indie films and hosts festivals.. He’s active in helping out young artist and you can catch him at the Santa Fe brewing company every now and then .. We have no paparazzi here.. We have a great deal of respect for personal space and privacy
That’s how things should be!!
I really did see Johnny Depp at the coffee place by my house reading and not a single person bothered him… He has shot a lot of movies here and Robert Redford lives here, Julia Roberts lives in Taos, Val Kilmer, Shirley McClain Patrick Swayzee lived here for most of his acting career now just his wife does since he has passed, Demi Moore and Demi lovato were born here I know some of them are on my list but way more than that
I don’t know why most of these new celebrities think the rest of us are plagued by diseases non stop and are poor and a whole lot of other nonsense. It’s so stupid!!! If you want to be treated nicely, then treat us nicely too. Yeah! I’ve heard so many stories of actors and actresses being given their privacy by people and it really warms my heart to know that people like that exist
We all weren’t born 6 feet tall blonde size 0’s but I would take being smart and kind over being ugly beautiful
Exactly. The entitlement based on looks that people get is sickening
Well done for calling a spoiled brat out. She doesn’t sound too bright, but money insulates shallow people. It heartens me to see someone who is above Hollywood worship and stands up for what is right, not what is popular. Good form!