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Margot Robbie: The idea that women aren’t into action movies is ridiculous

Margot Robbie said the perception that women aren’t into action movies is “ridiculous”.

The 30-year-old actress made the comments in an interview with British Vogue and graced the cover of the magazine’s August issue.

She said more women should work in the action genre of film.

“From a business or statistical point of view, these are the highest paying jobs,” Robbie told the magazine.

“So I really want to stand up for women who write great, blockbuster action movies.

“And then also, the perception that women aren’t interested in acting is ridiculous.”

Robbie also talked about her role as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.

“Those scenes where everything explodes around you, and you arrive just in time, those massive epic war hero races? Those movie moments?

“Girls never have one.”

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Robbie also said she had “a real aversion to being put in a box”.

“As soon as someone sums me up in two words, I want to show them that I’m the exact opposite,” she said.

“As soon as you’re successful in one type of role, people want you to keep doing it. Which I think would just be boring.

Robbie said she wanted to get into directing and would also like to try writing.

“Those would be huge challenges, which to be honest I might not be able to meet,” she said.

“I also believe that achievement is a privilege and not a right.

“But I have a story that’s been in my head for years.

“And I have to put pen to paper and see if it looks ridiculous or not.”

Robbie also opened up about how his life has slowed down during the pandemic.

“I don’t know if it’s because I’m in my thirties now or because life has taken a very strange turn,” she said.

“On Covid I have stayed home longer than I have ever stayed anywhere.

“As far back as I can remember, I’ve been moving a million miles an hour.”

She added: “It can sometimes seem a bit scary. But now I finally feel like it’s OK to sit still. Or even sit this one.

“It’s a feeling I’ve never had before.”

Check out the full article in the August issue of British Vogue, available for digital download and on newsstands July 2.