Margot Robbie reveals Suicide Squad role led to death threats

Margot Robbie reveals Suicide Squad role led to death threats
Margot Robbie received death threats after her Suicide Squad role (Picture: WireImage)

Margot Robbie has warned of the perils of fame after receiving death threats following her Suicide Squad role.

And the star has explained how dealing with fame is more complex than it might seem, as staying safe means employing security at a high cost.

Margot, 27, received favourable reviews for her role as Harley Quinn in the superhero movie, but her high profile role led to the Australian actress being both idolised and victimised by members of the public.

Margot Robbie reveals Suicide Squad role led to death threats
Margot Robbie wasn’t aware of the pitfalls of super stardom (Picture: WireImage)

According to Margot, dealing with the pitfalls of fame is ‘stuff you learn along the way,’ as fame can be accidental, or unpredictable.

‘When you get those death threats, it’s [a good idea] to have a security team do a background check on whoever sent them to see if there is any past history of violence because you’ll need to know whether you need security to go to certain events,’ the star explained to The Hollywood Reporter.

‘And every time you do a background check, it’s going to cost $2,000 (£1,470), so take that into consideration when you’re getting yourself into this.’

Margot has advised that actors ‘need to always do a job that can financially support that lifestyle; you can’t just do indie films for the rest of your life because that film back there changed everything and now you have to be able to afford security.’

‘I just wish someone had explained a lot of those things to me early on,’ the star added. ‘I wouldn’t have resented the position I found myself in because I would’ve known what I was getting myself into.’

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Margot is currently working on a new movie around her Suicide Squad character, Harley Quinn, along with Jared Leto who will reprise his role as The Joker.

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