Margot Robbie’s Family Didn’t Consider Acting a ‘Real Job’


Margot Robbie’s family doubted her choice of an acting career “for years”.

The 27-year-old screen beauty started acting in Australian independent films before being cast in the country’s beloved soap Neighbours. It was her role in 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street alongside Leonardo DiCaprio that led to big things, however, with Margot now counting parts in movies such as Suicide Squad and the upcoming I, Tonya among her biggest acting achievements.

Despite her success in Hollywood though, Margot has admitted in a new interview with British Vogue magazine that her relatives were less than impressed when she first declared that she wanted to make a living through being an actress.

“My family has no connection to the entertainment industry whatsoever, so when I started acting, everyone was like, ‘That’s fun, but when are you going to actually get a real job?” she told the magazine.

“And that went on for years. They’re impressed for five seconds, and then they’re, ‘So anyway, the dog threw up today.”

Margot appeared in the Best Performances article and shoot, which was co-produced by Vogue and W magazine, alongside Nicole Kidman. And despite her success in Hollywood, fellow Australian actress Nicole similarly admitted that she still finds it overwhelming that she has made a name for herself as an actress.

“I still feel like I’m the kid at drama school hoping to get a role. I always feel like I’m so fortunate and lucky to have the job,” Nicole explained. “Part of my job now is to give back and help create opportunities for the next generation – particularly with female directors, because it is so imbalanced.”