Margot Robbie Is Taking A Break From Acting For This Reason

Margot Robbie has revealed she wants to take a step back from acting following Barbie's success.

Written byBea Howison
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After winning the first ever Golden Globe last week for Cinematic and Box Office Achievement following the immense success of Barbie, Margot Robbie has shocked fans by revealing she is set to take a break from acting.

Arguably the biggest film of 2023, Greta Gerwig's Barbie has grossed an impressive $1.45 billion worldwide as of January 2024 and has made history as the highest-grossing movie directed by a woman.

Leading star of the film Margot Robbie rose to fame after she gained international recognition for her breakthrough role as Naomi Lapaglia in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013.

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She has since become a prominent, well respected, and beloved figure in Hollywood, praised for her range and performance.

Last week, however, the Australian actress graced the cover of the Awards Line issue of Deadline and revealed to the publication that she wants to take a step back from acting.

Margot explained that she thinks people must be ‘sick’ of seeing her on the screens after her role in Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster.

"I also think everyone’s probably sick of the sight of me for now. I should probably disappear from the screens for a while," she said.

"Honestly, if I did another movie too soon, people would say, ‘Her again? We just did a whole summer with her. We’re over it.'"

She continued, “I don’t know what I’ll do next, but I hope it’s a little while away."

Nevertheless, Margot fans fear not!

Whilst the star desires to take a break from being in front of the camera, she has also disclosed her aspirations to work off-screen, after years of establishing herself as both an actress and producer.

“I really do want to direct,” Margot told the outlet. “I’ve felt like I wanted to direct for about the last seven years. But I’ve always seen it as a privilege, not a right.”

Margot revealed that she has learnt a lot from working with many amazing directors during her career and has 'the itch' for directing.

Through her production company, Lucky Chap, Margot has already played a role in guiding a range of projects to fruition on the screen, including the 2017 dramedy I, Tonya.

Margot starred in the leading role as the infamously disgraced figure skater, Tonya Harding. The film was very well received and even secured an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Allison Janney.

Alongside this, Lucky Chap was the production company behind both of Emerald Fennell's movies - Promising Young Woman and Saltburn, a Netflix original which came out at the end of last year. Saltburn has proven particularly popular and has been a trending topic over the last couple of months.

However Lucky Chap's most successful pursuit has undeniably been producing the Barbie film, which only further reinforced that Margot has ample experience on her back to expand her cinematic career into directing.

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