Margot Robbie calls on society to 'solve together' the issue of sexual harassment

Danny ThompsonContributor
Margot Robbie attends ELLE's 26th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration Presented By Ralph Lauren And Lexus at The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on October 14, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for ELLE)
Margot Robbie attends ELLE's 26th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration Presented By Ralph Lauren And Lexus at The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on October 14, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for ELLE)

Margot Robbie has called on society to pull together to ‘solve’ the issue of sexual harassment as a society.

The Hollywood star’s latest movie Bombshell, which sees her starring alongside Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, is based on the real life events of Fox News sexual harassment scandal which resulted in Fox News head Roger Ailes leaving his position after news anchors Megyn Kelly (played by Theron) and Gretchen Carlson (Kidman) accused him inappropriate sexual advances.

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Discussing the movie, Robbie told Variety: “The response to the film has been incredible. I was hoping that it would be impactful in that way.”

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The Jay Roach directed film has already been well received by critics, receiving four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Theron and Robbie were also nominated for Golden Globe awards for their performances.

But 29-year-old Robbie hopes it will have a deeper impact on society and make men think more about how vulnerable women can be.

Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron arrives at the Special Screening Of Liongate's "Bombshell" at Regency Village Theatre on December 10, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron arrives at the Special Screening Of Liongate's "Bombshell" at Regency Village Theatre on December 10, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

She added: “We’ve spoken about it a lot because sexual harassment isn’t an issue for women to solve. It’s something we all have to solve together.

“I can only imagine every guy out there has a daughter, a wife, a mother, a friend, a girlfriend. They don’t want them to exist in a world where they might not be able to go to work, can be safe. No one wants that. … We’ll solve it together. I hope.”

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Theron concurred, saying the film has “a serious subject matter” and revealed she hopes it helps viewers “learn a lesson”.

Robbie has previously revealed her passion of supporting women in movies, which is highlighted by her production company Luckychap, which prioritises promoting women-led projects.

She told Vogue in June: "My love and passion for female filmmakers doesn't mean I suddenly don't like male-driven films.

"And that's an important argument to make - so that men go see films about women, by women. If it's a good film, they'll be able to relate."

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