Margot Robbie told Vanity Fair that she considered quitting acting after becoming famous.
Robbie said the period after the success of “The Wolf of Wall Street” was one of her low points.
She added that her mother helped her “move forward.”
Margot Robbie said she had a hard time dealing with fame after starring in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.
In 2013, Robbie skyrocketed to stardom after playing Naomi Lapaglia in Martin Scorsese’s crime movie opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.
In a new profile for Vanity Fair, Robbie told the publication that she wasn’t ready for that level of fame and losing her privacy so quickly.
“Something happened 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,'” Robbie said, describing the time as one of her low points .
She continued, “And [my mom] just looked at me, perfectly straightforward, and said, “Honey, I think it’s too late not to.” Then I realized that the only way was forward.”
Robbie said she now knows how to handle being a celebrity, but still struggles with media attention, especially tabloid stories and being hounded by photographers.
“You want to correct [false stories], but that’s just not possible. You have to, I don’t know, look the other way,” the actor added. – for what? For a photo? It’s dangerous, but oddly enough, nothing feels like it’s changing.”
Robbie also said she finds press days for her films stressful, explaining: “They just want sound bites and I don’t blame them, I get it – they have three minutes but 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 your guard up all the time… You can say it right a thousand times, but if you say it wrong once, you’re fucked.’
Robbie isn’t the only celebrity who has found the leap to fame difficult.
In September, “House of the Dragon” star Milly Alcock told Nylon magazine that she suddenly became popular after the show’s “strenuous” premiere.
“I try not to look at it and try not to engage with it because it doesn’t benefit me,” said the actor. “It just makes me incredibly anxious. I see my face under tension all the time. No one should. It fucking sucks, man. I don’t know how the socialites of the world can do that. It kind of drives me from the wall. It’s an incredibly difficult space to navigate.”
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