Margot Robbie Once Said She Feels She’s Reached Her Peak: ‘It Keeps Me Up At Night’
Margot Robbie has had several career highs in her time in film. Her feature debut, after all, saw the actor hold her own against Leonardo Dicaprio in Wolf of Wall Street. Afterward, Robbie’s career began to snowball into the juggernaut it is today. Starring in blockbuster hits Suicide Squad, to leading Oscar contenders such as I, Tonya, has more than solidified her impressive career.
With how much she’s accomplished, it stands to reason she might be slightly concerned with hitting a plateau. In a resurfaced interview, Robbie appears to express concern about reaching her full potential. But how serious was she?
Margot Robbie feels she’s reached her peak
In an interview with Fox, the media outlet asked if she feels she’s reached the apex of her career.
“Honestly, this keeps me up at night, this very question. I feel like I have peaked and it’s all downhill from here,”
“I hope that’s not the case because I still feel like I have a lot to give and there’s still a lot of directors I want to work with. And, you know, I’m just going to keep climbing as long as I can.”
It seems likely the actor wasn’t serious. Whether or not that was the case, however, Robbie has a couple of projects coming that argue she hasn’t peaked. In addition to The Suicide Squad, which debuted to rave reviews, Robbie will be starring in the Damien Chazelle film Babylon next year. She will also be a part of untitled Wes Anderson and David O. Russel films in the future, indicating that her career isn’t slowing down.
This isn’t the only time the actor has expressed concerns with peaking. When Robbie first started out, she thought the show Neighbor was going to be as good as it was going to get for her.
Margot Robbie originally thought she reached her peak in ‘Neighbors’
Margot Robbie didn’t think she’d reach the level of stardom she has today. The Once Upon a Time… actor thought that Neighbors would end up being her ceiling. The Australian-based television series has given many actors the keys to Hollywood, from Heath Ledger to Chris Hemsworth. But starting out, Robbie wasn’t sure if the series would pay her bills, let alone open the same doors for her it did for others.
“I got on neighbors and I thought that in itself was the biggest thing that was ever going to happen to me,” Robbie recalls in her interview with Vogue. “I remember looking around the green room of 30 cast members and asking everyone over the first few weeks whether they had other jobs, and they were like: ‘This is the only job I have.’”
She was on the show from 2008-2011 before taking her career to the next level with Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street. Afterward, Robbie found herself leading movies like Focus, Bombshell, and Mary Queen of Scotts. Little did Robbie know, her stint with Neighbors wasn’t the highlight of her career. It was the beginning.
If Robbie is concerned with her reaching her peak, she’s making a graceful transition into her 30s that suggests she welcomes the change.
Margot Robbie embraces getting older
In a later 2021 interview with Vogue, Robbie discussed how she’s come into her own in her two-decade career.
“20 years means you have established yourself a career built on more than what you have to offer on the surface,” she told Vogue. “It means you have proven you have talent, good taste, good instincts, you work hard and have thick skin.”
In another statement, Robbie believes that her best life isn’t regulated to her 20s.
“I often ask people what has been their favorite age to be in their life. The only people who ever say their 20’s are people who are still in their 20’s,” she later told Vogue. “I think that infinite possibilities should be considered at any age. We should never stop dreaming big.”