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Death threats and stalking have changed Margot Robbie's life

By Ally Parker January 10, 2018
Margot Robbie talks stalking and death threats

Crazy!

Everyone and their dog, brother and weird neighbour knows who Margot Robbie is.

At the same time, unfortunately... everyone and their dog, brother and weird neighbour knows who Margot Robbie is and a few of them lack common sense/boundaries.

It's for this reason that Margot has had to change a few things in her life to deal with an ever-increasing number of stalkers and death threats.

The Goodbye Christopher Robin and I, Tonya actress spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the issue and the need to pay for expensive background checks.

"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," she told The Hollywood Reporter.

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

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"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," she said.

"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."

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Despite these threats and the looming potential for setback, Margot appears to have everything well in hand, producing and starring in I, Tonya (not to mention learning an accent and mastering figure skating in a few short months). 

Alison Janney, a veteran in Hollywood (and g-damn superstar) has spoken about the powerhouse Margot is becoming:

"I just kept thinking of Katharine Hepburn when I looked at her," Alison told The Hollywood Reporter. 

"Katharine put together The Philadelphia Story because she wasn't getting the parts that she wanted, and that's what Margot did. She was going to be typecast as this beautiful young thing, and she wanted to find interesting roles for herself and for other women, so she took the bull by the horns and she formed this company."

It's safe to say, when it comes to Margot Robbie, 'Watch this space' seems appropriate yet oddly, insufficient, when describing her future.

Lead Image: Instagram / Margot Robbie