Sought After Actress Margot Robbie opens up about supporting #MeToo and her obsession with Harry Potter in Latest Issue of ES Magazine
This week, one of Hollywood’s most sought-after names, Margot Robbie, talks exclusively to ES magazine about her thoughts on the #MeToo movement, returning to her role as Harley Quinn and why she never does anything on her own.
On supporting the #MeToo movement "Of course I knew the problem existed. I just hadn’t viewed it as a problem we were allowed to be angry about. Because no one spoke about it, no one said, “I am not putting up with this anymore.” It wasn’t called a problem, it was called a fact of life. That is such a terrible mindset. If we just accept things like sexual harassment as a fact of life, it doesn’t get fixed."
On playing Harley Quinn in Gotham City Sirens "If I was going to play Harley again, I wanted it to be in the kind of movie I wanted to see. So it’s about a girl gang." [The film is due to start filming early next year.]
On her obsession with Harry Potter [Robbie has been reading the Harry Potter books on a loop since she was eight years old.] "Right now I am on the fifth book. I know what’s coming next when I turn the page. I can’t meditate and this is what I have to do to fall asleep. Vaughn [the director of Terminal] told me that if you have trouble sleeping, which I do, you should read something that you are very familiar with to calm you. If I read something new before I go to bed, my brain goes 1,000 miles an a hour. Reading Harry Potter makes me happy and calms me. I read for about an hour to two hours every night. My husband hates it."
On why she never does anything alone "I never do anything on my own. I don’t see the purpose of doing anything if I don’t do it with my friends. I go mental when I am on my own; my thoughts are so loud it drives me insane."
On having a chaotic yet independent childhood "We weren’t easy kids, we didn’t make it easy for Mum.’ [Not least Robbie herself, who was determined to assert her independence from a young age.] ‘When I was five I was watching my mum put spread on my sandwich for school and I was saying, “It’s not going to the edges”, and she was like, “If I am not doing it right, do it yourself.” So I started making my own lunch from five years old. If I wanted something a certain way I just did it myself. Mum says it sums me up. I’m still trying to make it up to her."
The full interview appears in this week’s issue of ES Magazine, Thursday 19th July
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