“Mary Queen of Scots” star Margot Robbie covers the latest issue of Porter magazine photographed by Yelena Yemchuk.
On fame and being surrounded by people paid to say ‘yes’: “You’ve got to check yourself,” she says, nodding. “But I don’t know if I’d be subject to turning into a complete monster. The difference is I don’t like how cynical fame has made me and it upsets me because I’ve always been such a blind optimist. Always. But with every year that goes by it diminishes. And that’s a sad thing – I don’t know how to undo that because you just can’t help it. Every time someone does something nice, there is a voice in my head wondering, ‘Are they being nice to me because they like me or are they being nice because they want something from me?’ It doesn’t matter if it’s a family member or a complete stranger, that voice in your head is always there and I hate that voice so much, questioning someone’s good intentions.”
On sexual harassment in the industry: “I’ve said this before, but I didn’t know what constituted as sexual harassment until the #MeToo movement. I’m in my late twenties, I’m educated, I’m worldly, I’ve traveled, I have my own business, and I didn’t know. That’s insane. I didn’t know that you could say, ‘I have been sexually harassed’, without someone physically touching you, that you could say, ‘That’s not OK.’ I had no idea. I now know because I’ve researched what constitutes illegal sexual harassment so as to have negative connotations for your job and how you get paid.”
[Photo Credit: Yelena Yemchuk/Porter Edit Magazine]
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