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Before "Bombshell," Margot Robbie had no idea what sexual harassment was

The Hawk
November23/ 2022

Los Angeles (The Hawk): In "Bombshell," a 2019 drama about the women who banded together to expose Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for his persistent sexual misconduct, Australian actress Margot Robbie has discussed why she accepted the role.

According to People magazine, the actress, 32, claimed she didn't know what sexual harassment was and accepted the job to assist her learn more about it.

She remarked, according to Variety, during a BAFTA Life in Pictures address honouring her work, "I realised that I - as a person with an established position in the industry, financially set up and self-sufficient - I didn't know the concept of sexual harassment, and that's frightening."

Robbie reportedly said that she was "horrified" by how little she knew about the subject and that "Bombshell" had taught her that inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment really "flourish in the grey area."

The "Barbie" actress continued, "Roger Ailes or Harvey Weinstein, they take advantage of the region." "The situation isn't clear-cut,"

When asked about the fact that, by the time of her 20th major film project, she had only ever collaborated with a single female director on a feature film (Mary Queen of Scots director Josie Rourke), Robbie responded that she sees no difference between men and women working behind the camera and "couldn't put it down to gender."

According to Robbie, who was quoted by Variety, "I'd love to say Josie has a particular insight as a woman, which she does, but then on something like "Bombshell" with a male director, (Jay Roach) is the most emotionally intuitive person I know." It wasn't because he was a man that it worked better; rather, every single director has a completely unique personality and creative process.

The actress is drawn to challenging, difficult parts. She previously admitted to being a masochist to the Wall Street Journal magazine. The actress "can always find a fifth gear," the author continued, "no matter how difficult or taxing a role—and Tonya Harding in 2017's "I, Tonya" would seem to absolutely count."

(Inputs from Agencies)