Margot Robbie said the perception that women are not interested in action movies is “ridiculous”.
The actress, 30, made the comments in an interview with British Vogue and is on the cover of the magazine’s August issue.
She said more women should work in the action film genre.
âFrom a business or statistical standpoint, these are the highest paying jobs,â Robbie told the magazine.
âSo I really want to stand up for women who write great, hit action movies.
“And then also, the perception that women are not interested in action is ridiculous.”
Robbie also discussed her role as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.
“Those scenes where everything explodes around you, and you arrive just in time, these epic huge war heroes?” These moments of cinema?
âGirls never get them. “
Robbie also said she had “a real aversion to being put in a box.”
âThe minute someone sums me up in two words, I want to show them that I’m the exact opposite,â she said.
âAs soon as you’re successful in one type of role, people want you to keep doing that thing. Which I think would just be boring.
Robbie said she wanted to get into directing and would like to try writing as well.
âThose would be huge challenges, which to be honest I might not be able to meet,â she said.
âI also think that leading is a privilege and not a right.
âBut I have a story that has been going through my head for years.
“And I have to put a pen on some paper and see if that looks ridiculous or not.”
Robbie also spoke about how his life slowed down during the pandemic.
âI don’t know if it’s because I’m in my 30s now, or because life has taken a very strange turn,â she said.
âOn Covid, I was home longer than I’ve ever been anywhere.
“I’ve been traveling a million miles an hour for as long as I can remember.”
She added: âIt can be a little scary sometimes. But now I finally feel like I can sit still. Or even sit this one down.
“It’s a feeling I’ve never had before.”
See the full article in the August issue of British Vogue, available for digital download and newsstands July 2.