“People told us it was a bad idea”: Margot Robbie Ignored Warnings About Her Husband Tom Ackerley

Margot Robbie Ignored Warnings About Her Husband Tom Ackerley
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Besides her success with several hits, Margot Robbie is also known for her female-focused film and television production company LuckyChap Entertainment. The company was founded in 2014 by the Barbie star with three of her friends including her present husband Tom Ackerley. According to Robbie, initially, a lot of people warned her to not work with Tom Ackerley and the others.

Margot Robbie Tom Ackerly
Margot Robbie with Tom Ackerly

LuckyChap Entertainment is behind many critically and commercially successful projects such as I, Tonya, Boston Strangler, Promising Young Woman, and Barbie. With 8 Oscar nominations including 2 wins, it can’t be denied that the company has made a name for itself. However, before it touched the bars of success, many advised Margot Robbie that it was not a good idea.

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Margot Robbie paid no attention to the warnings about her husband and friends

The founders of LuckyChap Entertainment
The founders of LuckyChap Entertainment

Even though it is often said to take necessary advice to do better in life, sometimes they can turn out to be very disappointing. We saw a similar scenario in Margot Robbie‘s case when she was repeatedly warned by many to not run LuckyChap Entertainment with friends.

The production company was founded by the Babylon actress alongside Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr, and Tom Ackerley. When she was asked by Vogue, if working with her closest friends posed any problem for her, she answered that there were several warnings initially. But she admitted that she loved working with her best friends.

“A lot of people cautioned us against starting a company with our friends, and I was actually really disappointed with how many people told us that it was a bad idea. But I guess we’re one of the exceptions to the rule because we’re still all the best of friends and we love working together.”

Margot Robbie added that she trusts her best friends very much and knows each other very well. They never face any problems and always try to remain as productive and as efficient as they can.


“I’m always with my best friends, I trust them implicitly, we know each other so well, we know everyone’s strengths and weaknesses and how to spread projects among ourselves so that we can be as productive and efficient as possible and it’s been great so far.”

Later, The Wolf of Wall Street actress also added that it feels very good to work with the people with whom she expected to have a life anyway. After all, Tom Ackerley and Robbie tied the knot in 2016, two years following the foundation of the company in 2014.

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How did Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley meet?

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley get married in Australia
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley got married in Australia

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley met for the first time on the set of Suite Française where the latter was working as the third assistant director. Despite not looking for any relationship, the Harley Quinn fame couldn’t resist looking at “the best looking guy in London”. But the 33-year-old didn’t move into a relationship right away and stayed friends.


The couple were never prone to publicize their romantic life much. This was also evident during their marriage which was done in secret in December 2016. The duo raised headlines when it was reported that the couple postponed their honeymoon for I, Tonya. Robbie received an Oscar nomination for the role while Allison Janney won the Oscar for the Best Supporting Actress.

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Looking at Margot Robbie’s interviews, it can be said that the two sport very good understanding. The two are also spotted often at movie premieres, including Barbie. Some people were also doubtful if the actress would return as Barbie in the future. However, it is now reported by Radar Online that Robbie’s story is complete and she does not want to return to the role.


Source: Vogue / Radar Online


Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.