When the live-action movie about the famous doll “Barbie” was released, moviegoers had mixed reactions. However, the actress who played the titular role attracted much attention from both the public and movie critics.
Here are 7 facts about Margot Robbie that people discovered recently.
- Growing up with a poor family and a single mother
33-year-old Margot Robbie was raised in a rural area in Queensland together with her 3 siblings. Her father abandoned the family when she was a child and her mother took care of her 4 children alone. Fortunately, Margot was a well-behaved child. As a student, she would come home immediately after classes to help her mother with household chores and take care of her younger siblings. At times, she would also help her grandparents at the farm.
- Worked 3 jobs to make ends meet and pursue an acting career
As a teenager, Margot worked 3 jobs simultaneously: she tended a bar, cleaned houses, and worked at Subway. When she was 17, Margot went to Melbourne to begin her acting career. After she graduated, she did a few commercials and independent thriller films. In 2008, she made her television debut in a series entitled City Homicide.
- She got to slap Leonardo DiCaprio
Although she had many television and movie titles attached to her name, Margot only attracted attention when she played Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in the movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, which was released in 2013. Margot revealed that she was successful in landing the role during her audition since she performed very well on the spot and also realistically slapped Leonardo in his face.
- Margot used her talent and strength; she is not just a “pretty” face
People and critics alike stereotyped Margot Robbie as a ‘vase’ mainly due to her beauty. Hence, she did not hesitate to gain weight, although it was not needed for a movie. At the time, she also learned ice skating while filming the biopic movie, “I, Tonya”, where she appeared alongside Sebastian Stan.
- A Harry Potter fan
Margot Robbie admits that she is a Harry Potter fan. She mentioned in an interview that she has read each novel more than 20 times and reads them again before retiring for the day. Incidentally, Margot Robbie’s husband, Tom Ackerley, appeared in one of the Harry Potter films as a passerby.
- Meet Margot’s handsome younger brother, Cameron, who also joined the showbiz industry
Cameron Robbie, Margot Robbie’s younger brother, is also an actor. He has appeared in a few movies and TV shows. The relationship between the 2 famous siblings is very good. During important moments in one’s film, they would cheer for each other, provide pieces of advice, and support each other. Margot is a beautiful woman, and Cameron is handsome. Their genes in the family are strong.
- Margot always brings a tattoo gun with her
A self-proclaimed “tattoo expert”, Margot loves to put tattoos on people. While filming “Suicide Squad”, she brought her tattoo gun and placed tattoos on each cast member. However, while doing a tattoo on one of them, she accidentally wrote a typo error “SWAD”, instead of the word “SKWAD”. Director David Ayer had a good laugh at this and said that Margot should be careful next time she does a tattoo.
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