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Margot Robbie reveals she’s taking a break from acting

Margot Robbie reveals she’s taking a break from acting

Margot Robbie was inescapable last year thanks to Barbie

Suicide Squad, The Wolf of Wall Street, Babylon, Focus, Bombshell… the list goes on. Those films all have one major thing in common – they feature the star of last year’s Barbie craze.

I’m talking about Margot Robbie, obviously.

The Aussie has had quite the decade of major movies and award nominations and was also named one of the world’s highest-paid actresses by Forbes in 2019.

And after being so booked and busy, the actor has now revealed she’s taking a break from acting.

Yeah, let that sink in a second.

After beginning her career on Neighbours, Robbie had her big breakthrough when she featured in 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

She’s then starred in an array of projects before the Barbie movie made more than a billion dollars at the box office, her highest-grossing release.

It’s safe to say that Robbie is now a household name but we might not be seeing her on our screens for a little while.

Margot Robbie at the European premier of Barbie.
Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The star told Deadline it’s ‘already been more than a year’ since she was ‘on set as an actor’.

With the craze of Barbie inescapable last year, Robbie said: “I also think everyone’s probably sick of the sight of me for now. I should probably disappear from screens for a while.

“Honestly, if I did another movie too soon, people would say, ‘Her again? We just did a whole summer with her. We’re over it.’ I don’t know what I’ll do next, but I hope it’s a little while away.”

Although, it’s not exactly a total break from the big screen.

The star continues working as a producer – her production company LuckyChap Entertainment produced the recent hit Saltburn.

Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street.
IMDB/Mary Cybulski - © 2013 Paramount Pictures

Robbie added: “Everyone’s like, ‘Are you having a break?’ And I’m like, ‘You do know I’m a producer, right? We don’t get a break'.”

She’s also hoping to direct something, which she says she’s wanted to do for ‘about the last seven years’.

“But I’ve always seen it as a privilege, not a right,” the star explained.

“I’ve been slowly working towards the feeling that I’ve earned the right to direct, and I feel I’m getting close to that feeling now.”

She’s ‘not in any rush’ to do it but admitted: “I definitely have that itch, and it’s growing too strong. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to hold off.”

So, it might be a break from Robbie’s face being all over billboards but not necessarily her work.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Brothers/Universal

Topics: Barbie, Margot Robbie, Celebrity, TV and Film