Today, January 18th, is National Winnie the Pooh Day. As in Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, jar of honey. AA Milne, the man who created the Pooh stories, was born on January 18th, 1882 – 136 years ago. Winnie the Pooh was named after a real bear. The story says that a Canadian soldier bought a bear during WWI, and left it with the London Zoo. He named the bear “Winnie,” after Winnipeg, his hometown in Canada. AA Milne’s son (who was named Christopher Robin) saw the bear one day at the zoo, and named his toy bear after the real one. “Pooh” was apparently the name he gave a swan. Not sure how the two names got merged together, but that’s the quick history.
Why does Margot Robbie care about National Winnie the Pooh day? Well, in the movie “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” she plays Christopher Robin’s mother. The movie is based on the life story of AA Milne, and follows him and his family through their lives before, during, and after, the creation of the Pooh books. The movie is due to hit store shelves on Tuesday, the 23rd, after it’s release this past October in theaters.
Margot Robbie talked with Mark S. Allen about working on the movie, and about how the wrap party when they finished filming everything was a little bit of a polar opposite to the theme of the movie. The movie being a sweet story about a beloved character being created, and the wrap party getting a little party wild, including one of the cast members “on top of” a producer.. Yeah, it got wild. The kid who played Christopher Robin started a break-dance routine during the party as well! We’ll let Margot and Kelly fill you in:
Here’s the full interview, which includes the chat with Will Tilston who played 8-year-old Christopher Robin:
See the interview that Mark had with the cast of “Goodbye Christopher Robin” here.