Margot Robbie pulled no punches in a recent interview where the 28-year-old was asked repeatedly about when she would be starting a family.
Relating to her Mary Queen of Scots character – Queen Elizabeth I a 16th-century monarch who famously did not conceive an heir, which creates a major point of contention in the film – somewhat method, Robbie spoke candidly about having no time for check-ups on the status of her womb.
While speaking to Radio Times on Tuesday, the 28-year-old actress, who married British director Tom Ackerley two years ago, points out how society’s pressure on women to have children hasn’t changed much in approaching 500 years.
“I got married, and the first question in almost every interview is, ‘Babies? When are you having one?’ I’m so angry that there’s this social contract,” Robbie told Radio Times.
“You’re married, now have a baby. Don’t presume. I’ll do what I’m going to do.” “Only women get asked that when they get married. Men don’t," she added.
While, admittedly, asking a woman about her intentions to conceive is far too personal for any interviewer to ask anyone – it takes away from the fact that Robbie is one of the most celebrated women in her field at the moment.
An Oscar-nominee, Robbie has just signed on to play Barbie in a live-action film about the iconic doll. She’s Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, and finally – she has just portrayed the Tudor queen who ushered in the culturally vibrant Elizabethan era.
Ask better questions.