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'Suicide Squad' Star Margot Robbie Hired Security Following Death Threats

Ronan O'Shea

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'Suicide Squad' Star Margot Robbie Hired Security Following Death Threats

Australian actor Margot Robbie has had to hire extra security after receiving death threats following her appearance in the film Suicide Squad.

Robbie portrayed character Harleen Quinzel, aka the villain-turned-antihero Harley Quinn in the hugely successful film, but at great personal cost.

Since receiving death threats, she has needed to hire extra security, which has affected the roles she has taken on as a result.

Credit: Warner Bros. / DC Entertainment
Credit: Warner Bros. / DC Entertainment

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the actor 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.

"And every time you do a background check, it's going to cost $2,000 ($1,475), so take that into consideration when you're getting yourself into this."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Robbie has over one million followers on Twitter.

Here are a selection of the replies (which, it must be noted, are heavily outnumbered by fans' supportive messages) she has received for various tweets over the last year.

After tweeting her support for @GynaeCancerFund, which raises funds and awareness for gynaecological cancers:

After tweeting her support for a UNICEFUSA fund raising drive for refugees.

Well done, world, you have excelled yourself. And that's just the lurid sexism. God knows what the death threats amount to.

When interviewed by The Hollywood Report, the Australian noted that her choice of films is now influenced by her need to hire extra security.

"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."

"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."

We're idiots, aren't we world? Yes, yes we are.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. / DC Entertainment

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment, Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie

Ronan O'Shea
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