Film industry figures like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey have been named in claims of sexual harassment and abuse
Margot Robbie has spoken about the spate of sexual misconduct allegations made against Hollywood figures recently, saying they have nurtured a “sense of community” amongst actresses.
Recent months have seen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey among those accused of sexual misconduct. Weinstein has denied all allegations, while Spacey has apologised for his behaviour.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Robbie said: “On one hand, you have a great opportunity [to use your platform], but on the other hand you have a great responsibility to handle it appropriately and bring something positive out of a horrible situation. I think it’s a very individual thing.”
She continued: “I’ve never spoken to so many actresses that I’ve never met, than I have in the last couple months. Actresses – who if I met them, I’d be starstruck – are reaching out to be like, ‘Hey, there’s a group of us having a conversation about this, do you want to be involved?’
“There’s a sense of community, which is really wonderful, and it’s sad that that had to come out of a horrible situation, but there is a support network there and ready.”
Robbie recently starred in the biopic about disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, I, Tonya. She is currently working on several projects around her Suicide Squad character, Harley Quinn.