If you are going to be compared to someone you could do a lot worse than Australian actress Margot Robbie, but it seems rising star Emma Mackey just wants to be herself.
When Netflix's new series Sex Education premiered on January 11th it didn't take fans long to notice that Emma Mackey, who plays Maeve Wiley on the show bears a striking resemblance to fellow Australian actress Margot Robbie. In fact it was all many of them could talk about.
As far as comparisons go Emma says she's flattered to be likened to the Academy Award nominated I, Tonya actress. but looks are not everything according to Mackey.
"I hope that people will see past the physical aspects of my person and focus on my job as opposed to my looks.” https://t.co/0xBLLw6lkS— PinkNews (@PinkNews)1547837106.0
"I mean it's great, I'll take it," Mackey told PinkNews.
"But I think Margot Robbie is, first and foremost, a very brilliant actress, actor."
With the success of the new series however Emma says she's hoping to be recognized for more than just her looks.
"I hope that people will see past the physical aspects of my person and focus on my job as opposed to my looks, if that's okay with you all."
And who can blame her? But there's no denying the pair do look very similar.
The resemblance between Emma Mackey and Margot Robbie is astonishing https://t.co/kfnfuXgZBW— ☆ (@☆)1547820677.0
I don’t care Emma Mackey aka Maeve from #SexEducation is Margot Robbie’s twin https://t.co/tJtMmj324w— Aïss aka Ice (@Aïss aka Ice)1547853998.0
But for real, Emma Mackey’s looking like Margot Robbie. I ain’t complaining, though. #SexualEducation— Jonderic (@Jonderic)1547829266.0
Perhaps a little too similar.
look im not saying that margot robbie and emma mackey are the same person but have you seen them in the same room? https://t.co/22AFzGAE3F— annie🕸 | FFH TRAILER (@annie🕸 | FFH TRAILER)1547155274.0
Emma Mackey and Margot Robbie be like.. #sexeducation https://t.co/iTR0D5ioVc— Rainberry🍇 (@Rainberry🍇)1547384248.0
Okay but Emma Mackey and Margot Robbie are literally the same person. Change my mind https://t.co/CNtFdFjiGf— adriana (@adriana)1547594536.0
And it looks like fans aren't going to be happy until the two appear on screen together.
now i need emma mackey and margot robbie together in a movie or show or whatever they look so identical you can’t c… https://t.co/LD9Mx2ZMAM— 𝐣𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐞 (@𝐣𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐞)1547349921.0
also Emma Mackey aka Maeve needs to play a younger version of Margot Robbie or her sister or something because tHEY… https://t.co/fgmwRmGJ5p— ana (@ana)1547832141.0
But judging by the reaction to Sex Education and Mackey's performance so far she won't have any trouble distinguishing herself from Robbie.
Emma Mackey is the undisputed breakout star of Netflix’s #SexEducation: https://t.co/FeJFfL1RI5 https://t.co/3cv8Rc2Yca— Decider (@Decider)1547231019.0
@decider Amen This show will launch (or solidify ) the careers of quite a few, including writing and directing/dp f… https://t.co/qGSyOsyvAu— Walt Frasier Comic Actor Singer (@Walt Frasier Comic Actor Singer)1547385352.0
emma mackey as maeve wiley can kill me, rob me, sacrifice me or put me alive in the oven and I’d say thankyou https://t.co/zppBHIBLux— 𝐣𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐞 (@𝐣𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐞)1547298471.0
According to Netflix the series has been an instant success.
Praised for its LGBTQ+ representation the show has already received more than 40 million views on the streaming service, with Mackey's character Maeve being the undeniable fan favorite.
Before you know it people could be saying Margot Robbie looks like her.