News Fame Has Changed Margot Robbie's Life in Scary Ways By Alexandra Whittaker Alexandra Whittaker Instagram Twitter Website Alexandra Whittaker is a news and pop culture editor based in New York City. She studied at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and at Marquette University, where she freelanced for USA Today, Women's Wear Daily, and ELLE. She currently leads both the news and entertainment teams at Cosmopolitan magazine and previously worked as the news editor of InStyle.com where she spearheaded awards coverage. She enjoys writing and editing news stories, interviewing celebrities, and covering the intricacies of the British royal family. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 4, 2018 @ 07:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images Margot Robbie has kept busy with a slew of high-profile acting jobs, from Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad to Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, but the notoriety associated with her very public jobs has led to some scary situations. Robbie has had to deal with stalkers and death threats so serious that she's had to make life changes in order to ensure her personal safety. "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," she told The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview. "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." VIDEO: Margot Robbie Brought Tonya Harding to the I, Tonya Premiere Those costs add up, and Robbie said having to finance this kind of security does impact the kind of roles actors choose. "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," she said. "I just wish someone had explained a lot of those things to me early on. I wouldn't have resented the position I found myself in because I would've known what I was getting myself into." Why Is Margot Robbie’s Security Guard Getting All the Attention in Toronto? The financial impact isn't the only thing Robbie has had to contend with. In a recent press conference, Robbie said she was asked point blank if she'd ever been molested. "I was shocked by the indifference to which this man asked, like it was such a casual question and that's part of the problem, too." While the question was unquestionably insensitive, Robbie would have given this response had it been posed in a less intrusive and more mindful manner: "No one's ever abused their power with me within this industry, but I am a woman in the world and I have seen and dealt with this a million times in the world."