Australian actress Margot Robbie has revealed why she landed the role of 'Bombshell', a 2019 drama about women who expose his ongoing sexual misconduct to Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. The 32-year-old actress admitted she didn't know the definition of sexual assault and took on the role to help her better understand it, reports People magazine.
According to Variety, she said during the BAFTA Life in Pictures talk, "I realized that despite having a place in the industry and being financially strong and independent, I knew nothing about sexual harassment. It's shocking." "
According to People, Robbie also said that "Bombshell" taught her that sexual harassment and bad behavior really thrive in a gray area.
The actress said, "Roger Ailes or Harvey Weinstein, they take advantage of this area. The situation is not black and white."
Reflecting on the fact that she had only worked with a female director on a feature film, with Mary Queen of Scots director Josie Rourke, her 20th big-screen project, Robbie said that she sees no difference between men and women. Don't see the difference.
Robbie says, "I would love to say that Josie has a special insight as a woman into what she does, but then again the most emotionally comfortable person on something like 'Bombshell' with a male director." That's what I know. It didn't work out better because he's a man, but every director has a completely different personality and process."
The actress gravitates toward tough roles that challenge her.