Margot Robbie: "I didn’t know the concept of sexual harassment in the workplace before making Bombshell"

Margot Robbie told in a recent interview how the experience in the film Bombshell – The voice of the scandal, released in 2019, helped her understand the definition of workplace harassment.

Released in theaters in 2019, Bombshell – The voice of the scandal brought to the big screen the story inspired by a true event: the sexist behavior of Fox News head Roger Ailes towards female colleagues. A scandal that engulfed one of the most powerful and controversial television empires of all time.

Among the protagonists of the film there was also Margot Robbie as Kayla Pospisil, one of the female victims of the entrepreneur’s behavior. The actress recently revealed that the film helped her understand what she represented sexual harassment in the workplace and why it was important to fight it.

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Bombshell – The voice of the scandal: Margot Robbie in a scene from the film

“I realized that, as someone with a solid footing within the industry, I still didn’t know the meaning of workplace harassment and it was really shocking. That’s why I decided to be part of the film. Unfortunately I realized that the situation is not never quite black or white, there are shades of gray. And people like Roger Ailes or Harvey Winstein, for example, use that to their advantage.” said the actress during the BAFTA Life in Pictures.

Margot Robbie then explained that, although she has only worked with one director so far, it’s not a gender issue for her. “Bombshell, for example, was directed by a man, Jay Roach, one of the most emotional people I’ve ever met. It’s not that the film worked better because it was a man, just every director has a personality and a different process of doing things”.

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