Hollywood star Margot Robbie has revealed how she will be ‘eternally grateful’ to Neighbors after it kickstarted her acting career.
Margo, 32, who began her television career as Donna Friedman on Ramsay Street from 2008 to 2011, appeared on the show’s finale, which aired last Thursday.
While the star was filming her scenes for the final show in Los Angeles, she made a nice gesture to her co-stars by sending 37 bottles of champagne to the Melbourne set, Neighbors actress Christy Whelan revealed on social media last week. week. Sun reports.
Robbie said the final episode marks “the end of an era”.
Now Hollywood’s highest paid actress, she said, “I owe so much Neighbours.
“There are so many of us who should [the show] for giving us a big break.
“It wasn’t just to give me a break – it gave me a real chance to work on my craft. It was the perfect preparation for Hollywood and I will always be eternally grateful.”
on Thursday Neighbours In the final, Robbie returned along with a host of other fan favorites including Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Holly Valance and Natalie Imbruglia.
Anne Charleston, who played Ramsay Street legend Madge Bishop, also returned, with her late character appearing as a ghost.
Recalling her time in soap, Robbie said it wasn’t until she moved to London that she realized just how widespread Neighbours‘ popularity was.
“It really is the end of an era for the fans. When I lived in London, at its peak, I realized how big it is. People came up to me and told me how they watched it every day after school.”
From fruit farm to Hollywood hills
The actress, who grew up on a fruit farm on the Gold Coast, moved to Los Angeles after leaving. Neighbours in 2011 and got a role in the American TV show Panama.
But that was her role with Leonardo DiCaprio in The wolf of Wall Street which caught the attention of movie bosses in 2013.
Soon after, she moved to South London, where she shared a four-bedroom flat in Clapham with six other friends, which they named “Homestead”.
Her housemates were friends she met on the set of a war movie. french suite – including assistant director and her current husband, Tom Ackerley.
Robbie filmed in 2015 Focus with Will Smith and played the Joker’s girlfriend Harley Quinn in the 2016 hit.Suicide Squad.
In 2016, she and Ackerley also got married, and the following year they traded their Clapham apartment for a $3.6 million Hollywood villa.
But she said that leaving London was not an easy step for the couple.
She said: “It was such a hard decision to leave, but I just couldn’t live on my suitcases.”
Back in Los Angeles, the actress played Tonya Harding in me, Tonya – which she also produced – and along with Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron in Bomb.
Both roles earned her Oscar nominations.
She also starred as rising movie star Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s film. Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodappearing with former co-star DiCaprio as well as Brad Pitt.
She will appear on the big screen next year in a neon pink dress and high heels after being cast Barbie in a romantic comedy about a cult doll.
Directed by Greta Gerwig, the film also stars Ryan Gosling as BarbieKen’s love interest.
Robbie said, “When I read the script, I honestly thought, ‘This is one of the best scripts I’ve ever read.’ I needed to be a part of this story.
“I remember talking to Ryan before filming started and we were so excited to be part of this incredible script.
“Whatever people expect from Barbie for the movie to be similar, they need to completely rethink it, because Greta did something special here.
“And Barbie is such a role model. She was a surgeon in the early 70s when a tiny percentage of women were applying to medical school.”
It is expected that in the hands of director Greta, whose latest films have been Lady Bird as well as Small woman – Barbie will get a completely modern makeover.
“Things have changed a lot”
This comes after Hollywood’s own transformation in recent years following the #MeToo scandals.
This movement was the focus of the 2019 film. bomb, which was based on sexual harassment of women working at Fox News.
Robbie, who played Kayla Pospisil, said then that it was only while working on the film that she realized what sexual harassment was.
She said No-A-Porter: “I’m in my early twenties, I’m educated, I’m social, I’ve traveled, I have my own business – and I didn’t know. It’s crazy.
“I didn’t know you could say, ‘I was sexually harassed’ and no one would physically touch you.
“So that you can say, ‘This is not normal.’ Had no idea.”
The actress also said she was harassed, but “not in Hollywood,” adding, “It’s hard for me to find many women who haven’t been sexually harassed on one level or another.
“So yes, many times. And in varying degrees of severity throughout my life.
Speaking last week, Robbie said, “I think a lot has changed in Hollywood in the last few years.
“There were difficult conversations and very brave people.
“We live in the hope that all this courage shown means that nothing like this will ever happen again.”
This story originally appeared on Sun and published here with permission