Margot Robbie Reveals She Once Faked Her Own Death As A Child

By Rebekah Gonzalez

July 27, 2023

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Margot Robbie has always had a flair for the dramatic. In a recent interview, the Barbie star revealed she once faked her own death as a child to scare a babysitter she didn't like. The performance was so convincing that the sitter ran out of the room screaming. The old story came up in an interview with BBC Radio 2 last week. "We got a new babysitter and I wanted my old babysitter back. Talia was like sixteen and I thought she was so cool and then we got this much older lady in and I was just not happy about it."

"She told me to go have a bath and I didn't want to and she was very cranky and I thought I'm gonna show you," Robbie recalled, as her costar Ryan Gosling listened with an amused face. "And so I got a big kitchen knife and the ketchup and I sprawled out naked on the tiles, covered myself in ketchup... and I waited for like 45 minutes for her to find me. But, it was worth the wait."

When the interviewer asked if the sitter ran out of the room screaming, Robbie said, "Oh yeah." The actress added, "It was very Harold and Maude," referring to the 1971 cult classic about a 20-year-old obsessed with faking his own death who meets an 80-year-old eccentric at a funeral. (If you've never heard of it, I highly recommend it! It's currently streaming on Showtime and Hulu.)

And if you haven't seen Barbie yet, it's now playing in theaters and debuted last week with an impressive 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!

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