The Hollywood Reporter published a big new interview with Margot Robbie, who is getting Oscar-buzz for her performance in I, Tonya. The interview covered parts of her whole career and she revealed some pretty scary stuff that’s happened to her in the last few years.
Getting cast as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad took Margot Robbie to a whole new level in terms of her celebrity status, something she wasn’t prepared for. Robbie told THR that she’s had to deal with stalkers and death threats since taking on the role, forcing her to have to spend money on her personal safety.
“You’re about to be in a comic book film; now here’s the worst-case scenario of how big and scary it can get.” Robbie said. “There’s just all this stuff you learn along the way, like, when you get those death threats, it’s [smart] to have a security team do a background check on whoever sent them to see if there is any past history of violence because you’ll need to know whether you need security to go to certain events,” she explained. “And every time you do a background check, it’s going to cost $2,000, so take that into consideration when you’re getting yourself into this.”
“And it’s like, ‘OK, that’s a different kind of career.’ Because then you need to always do a job that can financially support that lifestyle; you can’t just do indie films for the rest of your life because that film back there changed everything and now you have to be able to afford security.” Robbie paused to gather her thoughts, and then added, “I just wish someone had explained a lot of those things to me early on. I wouldn’t have resented the position I found myself in because I would’ve known what I was getting myself into.”
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter