“I Hate That Word So Much,” Margot Robbie Says She Rejects The Term Bombshell

Margot Robbie has an impressive CV of movie roles, she’s gone from a cast member in Neighbours to small roles in films such as About Time to stand out performances in I, Tonya  and Mary Queen of Scots.

So with lots of credits to her name, and some huge films, there are plenty of things to associate her with, but being a ‘bombshell’ is not one of them.

The actress recently spoke out about her dislike of that term. Even with plenty of talent the star’s appearance will often be the angle behind a story and it doesn’t sit well with her.

In an interview with Vogue the interviewer pointed out that it was hard to find a story about Margot in which she wasn’t described as a bombshell

“I hate that word. I hate it so much,” she told the magazine.

The Aussie added that she’s aware it’s a trivial issue but that the word has never felt right to her.

“I feel like a brat saying that because there are worse things, but I’m not a bombshell. I’m not someone who walks in a room and the record stops and people turn like, ‘Look at that woman.’ That doesn’t happen. People who know me, if they had to sum me up in one word I don’t know what that word would be, but I’m certain it would not be bombshell.”

Wikipedia links the word bombshell to the word sex symbol, with the stereotypical definition being:

“Bombshells are identified with hypersexuality, their curves, including hourglass figures and large breasts, sex appeal, larger than life personas, as well as stereotypes associated with blonde women and supermodels.”

You can see why it would make the actress uncomfortable, especially when it seems that a lot of the time the standard for calling women bombshells is essentially just that they have blonde hair. Maybe they should just try ‘actress’ next time.


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