The “Daunting” Role Margot Robbie Said Was Far More Terrifying Than Barbie

Making multi-million dollar blockbusters wasn't nearly as hard for the actress as one of the early projects of her career.

the "daunting" role margot robbie said was far more terrifying than barbie

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  • Margot Robbie has been making a name for herself in Hollywood with blockbusters like Barbie.
  • The actress once revealed that she believes working on a TV show is more challenging than in films.
  • In her early career, she worked on an Australian drama soap called Neighbours.
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With so many blockbusters on her resume, it’s hard to ignore the sheer impact that Australian actress Margot Robbie had in Hollywood and around the world. With Brabie becoming both a cultural and commercial success following its release, it’s hard to imagine just how much the actress had to immerse herself into the project to make that happen.

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Margot Robbie in and as Barbie
Margot Robbie in and as Barbie

While she certainly had to put a lot of effort into her role as well as her duty as one of the producers of the film, she once revealed in the past that film projects are still relatively easier than what actors have to go through in TV series. Taking a look back at her early career she revealed the hardship of working on shows compared to major movies.

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Margot Robbie Had A Tough Time Keeping Up With A Daily Soap In Her Early Career

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in a still from The Suicide Squad
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in a still from The Suicide Squad

When it comes to the road taken to be the next big thing in the film industry, many A-list stars take the route from TV shows to the big screen. Actress Margot Robbie is no different since to conquer the center stage of Hollywood today, she had to start somewhere, and the early days of her career were highlighted by her part in an Australian soap drama.

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In a past interview with GQ, the Suicide Squad actress opened up about the time she had just begun her acting career, and the first major role she got was in a soap drama titled Neighbours. She revealed that despite all the hard work she put into her films, her days on the sets of the show originated a deep respect for TV actors.

Because TV shows are long-running when they are a hit with the audience, actors have to be pervasive with their roles, not to mention, long shooting schedules that they have to follow, unlike film schedules that only last a couple of months. She said:

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“I learnt a lot on Neighbours. It irritates me so much the way people talk about soaps because it is far more difficult working on a soap than it is on a big studio film. On a feature film, you’re very aware that there is a lot of money invested in you and what you look like and how you’re perceived, and it’s daunting.”

Thus, looking back at her early days of acting, she has learned and respected the work that actors perform in any form of entertainment, especially knowing first-hand how demanding it can be.

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What Was Neighbours About?

Margot Robbie in a still from Neighbours
Margot Robbie in a still from Neighbours

One of the longest-running shows of all time, Neighbours tells the tale of individuals who live their lives supporting each other through the thick and thin of their daily lives.

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In this show, Robbie played the role of Donna Freedman, who is living her life on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, where other residents along with her face obstacles and challenges on a day-to-day basis. Nevertheless, they always come around to help each other in their times of need and turn bad times into good ones.

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