Margot Robbie decided to put her acting career on pause after successfully playing the lead role in Greta Gerwig's movie "Barbie". The picture was a phenomenal success, collecting more than $1 billion in just a few weeks of rental. And this is not counting the record for the highest-grossing movie directed by a woman.
A large-scale marketing campaign, which preceded and continued after the release, also contributed to the extraordinary appeal to the audience. "Barbicor" was everywhere - in advertising, on posters and in product collections. And now Margot claims that "everyone is probably sick of me on screen" and is thinking of "disappearing" from the public eye for a while.
Speaking to Deadline, she revealed that she won't be appearing in front of the camera anytime soon, explaining, "This is the longest I've gone without filming since we wrapped 'Barbie' in October 2022. By that point, I've been out of acting for over a year. And with the exception of Covid, this is the first time this has happened. Everyone asks: "Did you take a break?". And I'm like, "You know I'm a producer, right? We don't take a break."
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' star then added: "Honestly, if I did another movie soon, people would be like, 'Her again?' We've, as it is, spent the whole summer with her. We're fed up.' I don't know what I'm going to do next, but hopefully it'll be a little later.
Margot doesn't want to leave the movie business completely. She boasts a good track record with her production company LuckyChap Entertainment, which was behind the production of the acclaimed Saltburn (2023). In 2020, Robbie was also producing Emirald Fennell's first film, "Promising Young Woman"
In addition, the actress/producer is also thinking about directing. "I've always viewed this business as a privilege, not a right. I've been slowly getting to the feeling that I've earned the right to make a movie, I feel even closer to that feeling now," Margot admitted to Deadline. - I'm not rushing into anything because I know there's not enough time anyway to do all the things I need to learn before diving in. But I definitely have that itch, and it's getting stronger. I don't know how much longer I'll be able to deal with it," she concluded with a smile.