Margot Robbie Talks Sexism in Hollywood
Margot Robbie revealed that even though she’s helming a production company, people usually turn towards the men to ask money-related questions
When it comes to talking about some of the biggest yet vocal celebrities in Hollywood, Australian star Margot Robbie is one who’d shut down any problematic statement in a matter of seconds. The actress is currently gearing up for the release of her next film, Birds of Prey, and hoping for a win at the upcoming Oscar awards wherein she is nominated. Apart from being a profound actress, Margot is also helming a production company, however, that hasn’t let her avoid everyday sexism.
In an interview with Glamour UK, Margot revealed, “Sexism is naturally ingrained in people—even if you are the one who should be dictating the decisions—that they turn to the closest, eldest male in the room and direct the question at them. It's just an inherent thing everyone has got in their DNA. When people are asking a question and I have the answer, they so readily will turn to my producing partners who are guys and ask them. It's a finance thing, so I will ask the guy. And they are like, 'actually she is the one with the answer, you should ask her!' It's the societal construct we have grown up knowing." But thankfully, there seems to be some light at the end of that sexism tunnel.
The actress continued, “I think the interesting thing now is that everyone is so conscious of that and they often catch themselves. I think people want to embrace the idea of equality. I think they are a little shocked they hadn't before, and they didn't have that mindset and weren't conscious of it.” Margot also added, “I am very, very self-critical and I am very critical of my work. I set a very high standard for myself. I always want to be doing better and I always think I can be doing better.”