Margot Robbie on how she winds down after a tough day

Lauren Clark
·3-min read

As a Hollywood star, she may have one of the most glamorous careers around – but even Margot Robbie can find it hard to wind-down her mind from the day job sometimes. The Australian actress and producer admits finding it hard to sleep after a busy day on set.

Which is somewhat unsurprising, given that her biggest film credits include the action-packed Suicide Squad, super-tense I, Tonya, and ultra-thrilling Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood.

In the May issue of Women's Health, she confides: "I’ve always found it hard to switch off and go to sleep at the end of the day, especially if I’ve been working." However, Robbie has a refreshingly down-to-earth approach to promoting mental relaxation, saying she "makes her bedroom as sleep-friendly as possible".

"I’ll put on a face mask, light some nice soothing scented candles and play relaxing music. And if I’ve had a particularly tough day, I’ll run a bath with lots of bubbles and enjoy a cold beer while I soak. Bliss."

If Margot's evening self-care sounds on point, so is her daytime nutrition. "Breakfast is usually porridge, and during the morning I’ll have an immunity-boosting smoothie", she explains, of how she keeps herself well-fuelled for a day in front of the camera. "I’ll normally have a chicken salad for lunch, and for dinner I’ll tuck into a tuna steak with sweet potato."

The actress also loves a cup of tea. "Throughout the day, I’ll sip on tea – I’ve been obsessed with it ever since I lived in the UK," she adds, of a habit instilled prior to her move from London to Los Angeles in 2013 – the year she made her big break in The Wolf Of Wall Street.

However, Margot isn't your typical LA star. "Food is a big thing for me. I love burgers and fries, which I’ll order with a pint of beer. In the US, my favourite meal is a double truffle burger from the American chain Umami Burger: it comes with a truffle cheese fondue, truffle aioli and truffle glaze."

She adds: "But back when I called London home, I loved the Mexican restaurant and bar La Bodega Negra in Soho. Everything I ate there was amazing – and they whip up the best margarita I’ve ever had anywhere."

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That said, Robbie's adopted a very LA fitness regime. "[I] really got into Pilates when I moved to LA and always feel a lot better after a good stretch," she says of her approach to exercise.

"I found boxing sessions and fighting practice for Suicide Squad really fun, but quickly realised I wasn’t so much a fan of lifting weights. When I’m not preparing for a role, I prefer to do workouts I really like, such as dance classes or playing tennis with friends."

Whether it's skating like a pro in a biopic, or performing her own Harley Quinn stunts in a superhero blockbuster, it's clear that Margot makes the most of every work opportunity. "When I got the chance to work with Quentin Tarantino [on 2019’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood] I was so excited," she says.

"He is one of the all-time great directors – and I wrote him a letter telling him I’d love to be in one of his films. Once on set, I made sure I soaked up all the knowledge from him that I could. If you want something, ask for it – the worst people can say is no."

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