The Spotlight: Margot Robbie says if she could do it all over again she would avoid becoming a famous actress
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Margot Robbie doesn't always enjoy the spotlight.
After her breakout performance in Martin Scorsese's 2013 film "The Wolf of Wall Street" Robbie admits she's had a difficult time dealing with her new-found fame.
Promoting her upcoming film "I, Tonya" on The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast, Robbie explained how an impromptu ice cream trip with Will Smith made her re-think her life.
While filming their 2015 film "Focus," Robbie says she insisted Smith join her and a few friends on a walk for some dessert.
"He probably knew perfectly well what was going to happen," says Robbie. "I didn't. I genuinely thought, 'Why can't he walk with us to come get some ice cream?' As soon as we stepped out of the hotel he was mobbed by about 50 people. His bodyguard had to come in and get him out of the crowd. He just looked over at me like, 'You see?' I was like, 'Oh my gosh.'
"It really bummed me out. I just felt bad in that moment. I felt bad that I dragged him into that, but he didn't care. He's so good-natured about everything and funny. But I was like, 'Wow, I can't believe that's the reality of his life day in and day out."
Robbie's star has certainly grown in the years since and her feelings on fame haven't changed.
"I'm so grateful for the position I'm in and I love my job so much, but yea, in hindsight I've realized you *can* be an actor and not be famous," says Robbie. "You could do stage plays. If I had my time again, I would never give up acting, I would never give up being in this industry because I love it and I'm so lucky to be in it, but perhaps I would do more the stage play route.
"It would be nice to have your cake and eat it, too. It would be nice to be acting and have your anonymity."
"I, Tonya" is due to release Dec. 8.
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