Margot Robbie is "proud" to be a woman following the "supportive" response in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

The 27-year-old actress has praised the "resilience" of the women who have come forward to accuse the disgraced producer of sexual misconduct, and says the attitude from other Hollywood stars who want to make a change to the way women are treated has made her "proud to be a woman".

Speaking to Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper, she said: "Women are so resilient and I think the response to the whole Weinstein situation kind of proved that. To me, when I think of women, I think the word that sums up women so well but isn't used as often as it should be is 'resilient'.

"It's astounding how quickly everyone pivoted from being heartbroken about the news to, how do we move forward? How can we move forward? What good can come out of this? Everyone was so supportive immediately and then automatically looking to the future, which made me even more proud to be a woman."

It comes after the 'Suicide Squad' star praised her co-star and close pal Cara Delevingne for opening up about the frightening ordeal she claimed she endured at the hands of Weinstein.

Margot said: "Cara is a dear friend of mine and I already knew she was a fierce, brave woman. Today just proved that again."

But the Australian star believed the whole ordeal is "so disturbing and sad", and she only hopes "good" will come out of the string of claims against the 65-year-old filmmaker.

Margot continued: "I think the whole situation is so disturbing and sad but I think the conversation surrounding it, hopefully, good comes out of it.

"The fact that the conversation is so prevalent and so many woman are so bravely coming forward, I think the culture has to change. It cannot be ignored anymore."