Margot Robbie, a Hollywood star, has stated that she will be “eternally grateful” to the serial opera Neighbours for helping launch her acting career.
Margot, 32, who started her television career in 2008–2011 as Donna Freedman on Ramsay Street, had an appearance in the series finale, which aired last Thursday.
The A-lister sent 37 bottles of champagne to the Melbourne set while she was filming her sequences for the final show in Los Angeles, as disclosed by Neighbours star Christie Whelan on social media last week, according to The Sun.
The final episode, according to Robbie, signifies “the end of an era.”
I owe so much to Neighbours, remarked the actress, who is now the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.
We all owe [the show] a debt of gratitude for giving us such a great break.
Not only did it give me a break, but it also allowed me an opportunity to focus on my skill. I will always be incredibly grateful for it since it was the best preparation for Hollywood.
Robbie made a triumphant return in the Neighbours finale on Thursday, joining a lengthy list of other fan favourites like Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Holly Valance, and Natalie Imbruglia.
A ghost of Madge Bishop, a Ramsay Street legend, played by Anne Charleston, who also made a comeback.
Robbie reflected on her time on the show and claimed she didn’t realise how well-liked Neighbours was until she went to London.
For supporters, it truly is the end of an era. I was aware of London’s size at its height while I lived there. People would approach me and mention how they watched it after school every day.
Hollywood Hills to a fruit farm
After leaving Neighbours in 2011, the actress—who grew up on a fruit farm on the Gold Coast—moved to LA and won a part in the American television series PanAm.
But in 2013, her performance in The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio was what made movie producers take notice.
Soon after, she relocated to South London where she lived with six other friends in a four-bedroom home they dubbed “The Manor” in Clapham.
The assistant director and her future husband Tom Ackerley were among the acquaintances she made while filming the World War II movie Suite Francaise who shared her home.
Robbie later starred in Focus (2015) with Will Smith and as Harley Quinn, The Joker’s lover, in the 2016 smash blockbuster Suicide Squad.
She and Ackerley got married in 2016, and the following year, they traded their Clapham apartment for a $3.6 million Hollywood villa.
But she said that for the pair, leaving London had not been a simple decision.
“Leaving was such a difficult decision, but I just couldn’t keep living out of a suitcase,” she added.
When the actress returned to Los Angeles, she went on to play as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, which she also produced, and to co-star in Bombshell with Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron.
She received Oscar nominations for both roles.
She co-starred alongside her previous co-star Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood as aspiring actress Sharon Tate.
She will be seen on the big screen in bright pink and stilettos next year after being chosen to play Barbie in a romantic comedy about the well-known doll.
In the Greta Gerwig-directed movie, Ryan Gosling plays Ken, Barbie’s love interest.
When reading the script, Robbie really believed it to be one of the best scripts he had ever read. I had to take part in this tale.
“Ryan and I recall talking before we started filming, and we were just so thrilled to be a part of this amazing story.
Whatever people’s expectations for the Barbie movie are, they need to completely reconsider them in light of what Greta has accomplished here.
And Barbie is a great example. In the early 1970s, when very few women applied to medical school, she worked as a surgeon.
Barbie is anticipated to receive a totally contemporary makeover under the direction of director Greta, whose most recent works include Lady Bird and Little Women.
“A lot of things have changed”
It follows Hollywood’s own transformation in recent years as a result of the #MeToo scandals.
The 2019 film Bombshell, which was based on the sexual harassment of women working at Fox News, focused on that movement.
At the time, Robbie, who played Kayla Pospisil, said she first learned about sexual harassment while filming the movie.
“I’m in my late twenties, I’m educated, I’m worldly, I’ve travelled, I have my own business, and I didn’t know,” she admitted to Net-A-Porter. That is crazy.
I had no idea that you could claim to have experienced sexual harassment without someone ever touching you.
‘That’s not OK,’ you’re capable of saying. I was clueless.
The actress said, “I struggle to identify many women who haven’t suffered sexual harassment on some level,” after stating that she has experienced harassment but “not in Hollywood.”
“So, sure, rather often. And during the course of my life, to varied degrees of intensity.”
“I think things have changed in Hollywood over the past few years,” Robbie stated this week.
“Some unpleasant conversations and extremely brave people have taken place.
“We live in hope that all this bravery demonstrated will ensure that nothing like never occurs again.”