Margot Robbie has spoken about the effects of fame on her personal life.
The Australian actress told Vanity Fair's Rebecca Ford that the instantaneous fame she experienced after The Wolf of Wall Street was incredibly difficult.
“Something was happening in those early stages and it was all pretty awful, and I remember saying to my mom, ‘I don’t think I want to do this.’ And she just looked at me, completely straight-faced, and was like, ‘Darling, I think it’s too late not to.’ That’s when I realized the only way was forward.”
Robbie told Ford how her celebrity status impacts her privacy and that even her family's safety has been affected: “If my mom dies in a car accident because you wanted a photo of me going in the grocery shop, or you knock my nephew off a bike—for what? For a photo?” she says. “It’s dangerous but still weirdly nothing feels like it changes.”
The actress explains that before her fame, she assumed journalists were interested in the truth, but now finds herself at the centre of rumours and gossip. Recently it was reported that the actress was upset for her friend, model Cara Delevigne, and that she had shed tears outside her home. Clarifying this news story, Robbie told Vanity Fair, "I’m not at Cara’s house—I’m outside an Airbnb that I was renting for five days! And I’m not crying!’ I had something in my eye. I’m trying to grab my face mask, trying to hold a coffee cup, and I couldn’t get a hair outta my eye.”
She told the magazine that press junkets also cause her stress, as her words can be misunderstood. “It’s like tap dancing through a minefield because you’re so tired and you’ve done it for hours and hours, and to keep on guard all the time…. You can say it right a thousand times, but you say it wrong once, you’re f***d.”
She has allegedly made peace with the fact that she cannot correct every fake story, saying: “You want to correct it, but you just can’t. You have to, I don’t know, look the other way.