Margot Robbie's family wanted her to "get a real job" when she started acting.
The 'Suicide Squad' star admitted initially her nearest and dearest couldn't quite get behind her artistic aspirations as a serious career because none of them had been exposed to the entertainment industry before.
Speaking to Vogue, she revealed: "My family has no connection to the entertainment industry whatsoever, so when I started acting, everyone was like, 'That's fun, but when are you going to actually get a real job?' And that went on for years."
The 27-year-old actress first appeared in Australian soap 'Neighbours' before becoming a breakthrough star outside her home country when she starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Wolf of Wall Street'.
While she has gone on to enjoy huge success with roles in the likes of 'The Legend of Tarzan', Margot - who is expected to get an Oscar nominated for her leading part in 'I, Tonya' - explained her family keep her grounded.
Talking about her achievements, she joked: "They're impressed for five seconds, and then they're [like] 'So anyway, the dog threw up today.' "
While the Hollywood star is embracing independent film projects, she recently revealed she still feels a need to make blockbuster movies in order to pay her security bills.
She advised aspiring actresses to "take into consideration" the cost of staying thoroughly protected from potential stalkers, admitting she can't solely make independent films because of her "lifestyle".
She explained to The Hollywood Reporter: "There's just all this stuff you learn along the way, like, when you get those death threats, it's [smart] to have a security team do a background check on whoever sent them to see if there is any past history of violence because you'll need to know whether you need security to go to certain events.
"And every time you do a background check, it's going to cost $2,000, so take that into consideration when you're getting yourself into this.
"And it's like, 'OK, that's a different kind of career.' Because then you need to always do a job that can financially support that lifestyle; you can't just do indie films for the rest of your life because that film back there changed everything and now you have to be able to afford security."
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