Margot Robbie considered leaving Hollywood after the success of Wolf of Wall Street
Many a celebrity has asked themselves, “How can I go on?” when faced with the pressures of stardom. Surprisingly, it seems like most of them still go on as planned. However, as Margot Robbie, then only 22 years old, discovered after starring in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, fame can be intrusive and cruel. She became an overnight sensation in her role as the blonde bombshell and considered calling it quits.
Robbie’s “lowest moments” came as she tried to deal with his overnight success following “Wolf of Wall Street,” according to a new profile in Vanity Fair. She said to her mom, “I don’t think I want to do this; And she just looked at me, completely straight-faced, and was like, ‘Darling, I think it’s too late not to.’ That’s when I realised the only way was forward.”
Robbie herself has adapted to the life of a celebrity: “I know how to go through airports, and now I know who’s trying to fuck me over and in what ways.” Seeing her loved ones caught in the crossfire is understandably upsetting to her. “If my mom dies in a car accident because you wanted a photo of me going in the grocery shop, or you knock my nephew off a bike—for what? For a photo? It’s dangerous but still weirdly nothing feels like it changes.”
After hearing it put like that, you have to wonder who signs up for fame. Robbie tells the media that “the highs are really high, and the lows are really, really low” when asked to describe her job and the world in which she lives. “And I guess if you’re lucky, it all balances out in the middle.”