- Margot Robbie almost quit acting after her “terrible” experience of fame following her role in The Wolf of Wall Street.
- She battled paparazzi and the invasion of privacy that came with fame, expressing concern for her safety and that of those close to her.
- Despite the challenges, Margot Robbie has found ways to cope with the attention, but sometimes feels uncomfortable being in the spotlight.
Margot Robbie revealed she almost quit acting after her “terrible” experience of fame after appearing in The wolf of Wall Street. The Australian actress recalled her experience of fame after starring in Martin Scorsese’s film alongside Leonardo DiCaprio at just 22 years old. She played the mistress-turned-wife of Jordan Belfort, a role that made her a global star.
“Something was happening at the beginning, and it was pretty horrible,” Margot Robbie said. Vanity Fair. “I remember saying to my mother, ‘I don’t think I want to do this.’ And she just looked at me, completely impassive, and said, “Honey, I think it’s too late not to.” That’s when I realized the only solution was to move forward.
Margot Robbie almost quit acting because of her struggles with the paparazzi
the wolf of Wall Street was Margot Robbie’s first foray into global stardom. She was just 22 when she appeared in Scorsese’s drama. Before that, she appeared in the short-lived ABC drama series Pam Am and rose to fame in the Australian soap opera Neighbors.
One of the first things she found difficult to accept was the paparazzi. “I know how to get through airports, and now I know who’s trying to fuck me in what way,” Robbie said.
“If my mother died in a car accident because you wanted a picture of me going to the grocery store, or if you knocked my nephew off a bike, for what? For a photo? It’s dangerous but, strangely, nothing seems to change,” she added.
Margot also slammed the press after publishing an article claiming she left her friend Cara Delevigne’s house crying. “I’m not at Cara’s house – I’m in front of an Airbnb that I’ve been renting for five days!” And I’m not crying!’ I had something in my eyes. I’m trying to grab my mask, holding a cup of coffee, and I can’t get a hair out of my eyes,” she said in a statement. Vanity Fair Iinterview.
THE Me, Tonya the star already said it Wonderland Magazine that she was “terrified” to play the real Naomi LaPaglia in The wolf of Wall Street. “I was fully aware that the line in the script was ‘sexiest blonde ever’. “I’m definitely not the sexiest blonde ever,” the barbie said the actress. “I was just terrified that people would see the movie and think ‘ugh! She’s not that great.’
The actress admitted that she’s finally found ways to deal with the attention, but she’s still a little uncomfortable being in the spotlight. She explained: “The way I try to explain this work – and this world – to people is that the highs are really high and the lows are really, really low. And I guess if you’re lucky, everything balances out in the middle.”
The Dark Side of Fame with Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie has spoken openly about the dark side of fame. “There’s everything you learn along the way, like when you get death threats,” the Australian actor explained. She admits that this unwanted attention started after her role in Suicide squad, where she plays Harley Quinn.
“It is [smart] have a security team do a background check on the person who sent them to see if there is a history of violence, as you will need to know if you need security to go to certain events, ” THE barbie star and producer added.
“And every time you do a background check, it’s going to cost you $2,000, so take that into account when you go through this process.”
Despite the scary moments, the actress admits that the financial benefits of her work have improved her life. “And it’s like, ‘OK, this is a different type of career.’ Because then you still have to do work that can financially support that lifestyle; you can’t make independent films for the rest of your life because that one movie over there changed everything and now you have to be able to afford security.”
“I just wish someone had explained a lot of this stuff to me up front. I wouldn’t have been unhappy with the position I found myself in because I would have known what I was getting myself into.
Margot Robbie hates it when her characters are called that
Margot Robbie has repeatedly landed roles as determined, career-driven women. “I’ve never really noticed that in the characters I play – a lot of it probably comes from me,” she said. ABC News in 2019. “I always want to be better at my job.”
One thing she doesn’t like being called her characters is Bombshell, feeling that the title undermines her work. “I really hate that you can do a project with people like Martin Scorsese and some of the best filmmakers in the world, and some of the cinematographers I’ve worked with, editors and all that, and it’s all completely swept away by a comment like: “A blonde bombshell sizzles the screen!” Babylon star explained, despite Bomb being the title of a 2019 film starring Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron.
“It’s like, ‘Wow, I just had the experience of a lifetime, and you summed it up like this.’ Which always happens to everyone, and it really pisses me off. I hate using the word “bomb.”
“I remember when I dyed my hair brown for a role; I remember thinking, ‘Thank God no one is going to call me a bomb now.’ And the next headline I read was: “Brown Bombshell!” I was like, “What?! Why is this happening?”
It’s almost impossible to imagine Hollywood without Robbie today. His most recent film barbiewhich she also produced, recently crossed the billion-dollar mark.