Barbie: 5 things you probably didn’t know about Margot Robbie
Finally! After months of waiting, the premiere of Barbie has arrived, so here with five things that perhaps you didn’t know about its leading actress.
Margot Robbie is the star of the moment. After months of waiting, and numerous trailers and teasers, July 21 sees the live-action version of Barbie, a movie about the iconic Mattel doll, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring 33-year-old Robbie in the lead role and Ryan Gosling, 42, as her Ken.
Barbie-mania propels Robbie
For several weeks before the release, Barbie fever has been at its peak. That is why, below, we are sharing five things you probably didn’t know about the film’s protagonist.
5 things you didn’t know about Margot Robbie
Robbie is a total metalhead
After bringing the iconic Barbie doll to life, it’s hard to imagine Margot Robbie at a heavy metal concert. However, the well-known actress has confessed on more than one occasion that she is quite a metalhead.
During an interview for Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, the actress told an amusing anecdote about the time she met Metallica, while she also revealed that Slipknot is one of the best bands she has ever seen live. To top it off, in 2018, Bullet For My Valentine dedicated one of its presentations to Robbie, who couldn’t contain her emotion when she saw the moment captured on video.
The secret behind Robbie’s great roles
Margot Robbie has managed to earn her place on Hollywood’s A-list. In the last decade, we’ve seen her star in more than one blockbuster, so her talent is undeniable. However, the actress has one trick up her sleeve when it comes to looking for great roles: writing letters.
According to Robbie herself, the Australian got her big roles in Neighbours and Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood by writing compelling letters to leading figures in the entertainment industry, proving that if you want something, there’s no choice but to go after it hard.
Robbie can hold her breath for more than 5 minutes
Holding your breath for more than a minute can seem like an impossible mission for many... but not for Margot Robbie. The new Barbie can hold her breath for up to five minutes; although it’s not something she learned to do overnight.
During the filming of Suicide Squad, the actress had to learn to hold her breath for a long period of time due to her involvement in an underwater scene. The production team hired a free-diving expert to teach her the proper techniques.
Robbie went to a circus academy
Would you believe me if I told you that Margot Robbie is certified in trapeze thanks to her mother enrolling her in a circus academy as a child? I hope so, as it’s true, and it is said to have sparked her interest in the world of entertainment.
Robbie’s has built a multi-million dollar fortune
With more than a decade of experience in the film industry, which includes titles such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, I, Tonya and now Barbie, Margot Robbie has managed to amass an immense fortune. Oh, and that’s in addition to a couple of Oscar nominations.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, a website specializing in celebrity fortunes, at 33, Margot Robbie already has a net worth of $40 million. Go Barbie, tell Ken to do one!