Margot Robbie almost quit acting after struggling with ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ fame
Being famous is no easy feat — just ask Margot Robbie.
The Aussie actress, 32, was propelled to global stardom after landing a role in the hit 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street” in which she starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Matthew McConaughey.
In the film, Robbie starred as Naomi Lapaglia, DiCaprio’s character Jordan Belfort’s second ex-wife.
And while her performance was widely applauded and made her one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, the success came with one big pitfall: fame.
“Something was happening in those early stages and it was all pretty awful,” Robbie told Vanity Fair.
“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.”
The actress said adjusting to intrusive paparazzi was something she had to learn to do.
“I know how to go through airports, and now I know who’s trying to f–k me over in what ways,” she said.
“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? It’s dangerous but still weirdly nothing feels like it changes.”
And while Robbie has found ways in which to deal with the mega fame — such as deleting all of her social media — she admitted to still feeling uncomfortable.
“The way I try to explain this job — and this world — to people is that the highs are really high, and the lows are really, really low. And I guess if you’re lucky, it all balances out in the middle,” she added.
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