“I’m a masochist”: Margot Robbie Revealed Her Dark Secret That Helped Barbie Actress to Land First Ever Oscar Nomination

Margot Robbie Revealed Her Dark Secret That Helped Barbie Actress to Land First Ever Oscar Nomination
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Margot Robbie’s interview in the November 2022 issue of the Wall Street Journal Magazine shed light on her ability to thrive in demanding circumstances. This revelation not only offers a valuable insight into the key factor behind her outstanding performances, which have earned her two Oscar nominations but also lets the audiences peek into the mind of the marvelous Barbie actor.


Robbie’s talent unquestionably resides in her octopus-like ability to effortlessly embody the shape of the characters she takes on. Embracing the challenges that come her way, she fearlessly conquers them, emerging triumphant each time.

Margot Robbie
Barbie Star, Margot Robbie

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Margot Robbie Is a Masochist!

Margot Robbie proudly identifies as a self-proclaimed “masochist”, implying that she thrives on the challenges that come her way. While the film Babylon might have received mixed reviews and proved to be a challenging watch for some, it was also a demanding project for Robbie, for various reasons. In her interview with WSJ. Magazine, Robbie revealed that filming Damien Chazelle’s 1920s period film pushed her to her limits, leaving her utterly exhausted by the time it was completed, she said,

“I’ve never worked that hard in my life,–[I was] shattered by the end of that job.–I’m a masochist,–I can always find a fifth gear.” 

Margot Robbie in Babylon (2022).
Margot Robbie in Babylon (2022).

Fortunately for the actress, she embraces such challenges willingly. She expresses her enjoyment in taking on roles that push her boundaries and compel her to explore new territories in her craft. The actress also applies the same philosophy to the other sector of her business, particularly with her production company named LuckyChamps Entertainment.

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Why I, Tonya Intrigued Margot Robbie

Throughout her career, the actress has proved she enjoys a good challenge. Thus it justifies her production company taking up projects like I, Tonya, and Birds of Prey.

Margot Robbie, thus while discussing the intrigue behind I, Tonya, claimed that the immediate and powerful reaction to the name Tonya Harding is what served as a challenging factor to her. The story of Tonya Harding involves her notorious involvement in the figure skating world, which gained widespread attention due to her connection to the infamous attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan during the 1994 Winter Olympics. Robbie stated,

“That’s why I, Tonya intrigued us so much — because people had such an immediate and strong reaction to the name ‘Tonya Harding,'” –It’s kind of amazing to begin at a place like that.”

Margot Robbie in I, Tonya
Margot Robbie in I, Tonya

In conclusion, her passion for taking on challenging roles and producing captivating projects with LuckyChap Entertainment has been evident throughout her career and has been proven beneficial for her too since I, Tonya also helped her earn her first Oscar nomination. With iconic characters such as Tonya, Harley Quinn, and Barbie under her belt, it appears that Margot Robbie has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.


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Source: The Wall Street Journal


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