Margot Robbie: ‘I read reviews… just not too much’

Margot Robbie can’t help checking reviews of her work, but tries to take them with “a grain of salt” so they don’t stifle her.

The Australian actress has firmly made the move into the big time thanks to roles in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad. She doesn’t take her work for granted though, which is why she always takes time to see how her performance has gone down with critics.

“Well I definitely read them,” she told Elle Australia. “Not all of them, obviously, because at a certain point it stops being beneficial I think. But definitely I try to get an overview of what the general feedback is, you know it’s good to know how you are being perceived. I try to take it with a grain of salt, because I think if you let it get to you too much it can kind of start infringing on your work the next time. And it stops being helpful and becomes more of a hindrance.”

Margot’s had to master several accents thanks to her job, most recently speaking like an American in her new flick Z For Zachariah. Although she makes it look easy the 25-year-old star says it’s anything but – in fact, it is without doubt the hardest part of her job.

“Ah, a lot (of practice goes into it)… like, probably more than anything else I end up working on,” she said. “The accent probably takes up the most time; it’s really hard. Some people I think it comes naturally to, but for me I literally have to sit down and work at it and work it. Listening to the accents all the time, always working with dialogue coaches and stuff. It’s definitely not a show up to set and wing it sort of thing, it’s like hours and hours and hours of preparation.”

She also opened up about her Christmas plans, revealing she’ll be staying at home in London, UK, so will probably be enjoying a cold and wet festive period thanks to all the rain.

– Cover Media

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