Margot Robbie hates being called a 'bombshell'

Danny Thompson
Contributor
Margot Robbie attends the "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" Press Conference during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Margot Robbie is quickly becoming a Hollywood icon, but if you want to stay on her good side - do not call her a ‘bombshell’.

The Suicide Squad star has seen her star continually rise since leaving Australian soap Neighbours in 2011. Speaking to Vogue for their July cover story, Robbie was candid when asked about being referred to as a ‘bombshell’ due to her meteoric rise.

Actress Margot Robbie attends the 2011 Australians In Film Breakthrough Awards at Thompson Hotel on June 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

She told Vogue: "I hate that word. I hate it - so much.

"I feel like a brat saying that because there are worse things, but I'm not a bombshell. I'm not someone who walks in a room and the record stops and people turn like, 'Look at that woman.' That doesn't happen. People who know me, if they had to sum me up in one word I don't know what that word would be, but I'm certain it would not be bombshell."

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Fellow Aussie actress Nicole Kidman recently referred to Robbie as ‘a powerhouse’ which is perhaps more fitting. As well as a flurry of blockbuster films over recent years, the 28-year-old has also setup a production company called Luckychap which prioritises promoting women-led projects.

"My love and passion for female filmmakers doesn't mean I suddenly don't like male-driven films," she told the magazine. "And that's an important argument to make - so that men go see films about women, by women. If it's a good film, they'll be able to relate."

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Robbie also addressed the fact some may feel her decision to work on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the first Quentin Tarantino movie not to be produced by Harvey Weinstein.

David Heyman, Brad Pitt, Director Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

She said: "Will people view this decision as conflicting with what I'm doing on the producing side? I don't know.

“I don't know how to say what I feel about it, because I'm so grateful to be in a position of power and to have more creative control when that is embraced and encouraged now.

“At the same time, I grew up adoring movies that were the result of the previous version of Hollywood, and aspiring to be a part of it, so to have those dreams come true also feels incredibly satisfying. I don't know. Maybe I'm having my cake and eating it too."