Photo: Margot Robbie arrives at the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Margot Robbie grew up feeling very unattractive.
The ‘Focus’ star – who is rumoured to be dating Alexander Skarsgard – insists she is surprised to be labeled as one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women because of her teenage experiences.
She said: “I take it as a huge compliment, but I grew up feeling very unattractive. As a teenager, I was gangly and had braces and glasses.
I was lucky that I had a pretty glamorous role in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and that was how most people saw me for the first time.”
But the 24-year-old beauty is eager to prove there is more to her than just good looks.
She told America’s OK! magazine: “I won’t take parts where the female character has no substance. Even Naomi [in ‘Wolf of Wall Street’], there was a lot more to her than appeared in the script when I first read it, and Marty [Scorsese] and Leo [DiCaprio] were very supportive of making her as strong as possible.”
Margot plays a pickpocket in her upcoming film alongside Will Smith and admits she became too good at stealing on set.
She said: “I got to be pretty good at stealing a watch while someone’s wearing it – so good that I was told to slow down my ‘steals’ because the cameras couldn’t keep up. I don’t know if that’s a talent you should be proud of!”