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Margot Robbie says things in Hollywood were pretty heavy before #MeToo

The industry's worst-kept secret.

By Susannah Guthrie

Human ray of sunshine Margot Robbie has gotten real about sexual harassment in Hollywood, admitting things were pretty bad before the #MeToo movement kicked in.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, Margot said harassment and abuse, "wasn't called a problem, it was called a fact of life".

"That is such terrible mindset," she said. "If we just accept things like sexual harassment as a fact of life, it doesn't get fixed."

The 28-year-old admitted she was aware of the problem, but didn't think it was one "we were allowed to be angry about".

While Margot has never explicitly spoken about her own experience in the industry, she has been vocal in her support of victims.

In her March 2018 interview for the cover of Harper's BAZAAR Australia, Robbie said there was "no one right way" to talk about sexual harassment and assault.

"This is a complicated issue and everyone deals with it in their own way," she said.

"There has been an amazing response, how everyone has supported all the who have come forward," she added, referring to the Time's Up movement.

"But I would hate to put the message out there that there's only one right thing to do — there also has to be support for the women who don't come forward."

Onya, Margot.