Margot Robbie wishes some of the journalists she encounters would come up with better questions to ask instead of focusing on her appearance.
“I just don’t like ‘looks’ being the focus when there are so many other things to discuss,” the 29-year-old actress tells the Daily Telegraph‘s Stellar magazine. “It’s a wasted opportunity to me.”
“Sometimes I sit down, someone asks a certain question — not even necessarily looks-related — and I am thinking to myself, “I’ve worked with so many interesting people. Don’t you want to hear a story about [Martin] Scorsese?'” adds Robbie, who worked with the famed director in 2013’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”.
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“If I was in their shoes,” she added, “I’d be asking something different.”
Of course, Robbie admits she’s not averse to talking about fashion on occasion, when it’s appropriate.
“I don’t hate every so often doing a piece in a beauty magazine about the looks I’ve done on red carpets,” she explained.
In an interview last month, the actress — currently seen portraying slain actress Sharon Tate in Queintin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — expressed her discomfort over being referred to in the media as a “bombshell.”
“I hate that word. I hate it — so much,” she told Vogue. “I feel like a brat saying that because there are worse things, but I’m not a bombshell. I’m not someone who walks in a room and the record stops and people turn like, ‘Look at that woman.’ That doesn’t happen.”
She added: “People who know me, if they had to sum me up in one word I don’t know what that word would be, but I’m certain it would not be bombshell.”