Margot Robbie on Why She Refused to Listen to The Beatles Growing Up
Margot Robbie is undoubtedly a star, but she might be one of the most interesting celebrity music fans. She added more evidence to this with some fascinating remarks to Rolling Stone about her music fandom growing up.
Apparently, a five-year-old Robbie became obsessed with the Beach Boys. How obsessed was she? She refused to listen to the Beatles! The Barbie star explained, “I had watched a documentary about how the Beach Boys would have been even more popular if the Beatles hadn’t come along and stolen the limelight.”
Obviously, there’s no denying the influence and importance of the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Still, we’re just so impressed with Robbie’s dedication to her Beach Boys fandom as a child.
Of course, Robbie’s love of heavy metal has been well-documented for years. Most recently, she appeared on an episode of The Graham Norton Show in January. The episode also had actress Cate Blanchett as a guest. In the clip below, host Graham Norton asks Robbie if she ever went through a goth phase. She said she was more emo and that she, at one point, “… listened only to heavy metal music.” Blanchett then asks Robbie, “Does anyone like heavy metal music? Was that something you genuinely liked?” Robbie responds by saying, “I genuinely, and I still genuinely like it.” Blanchett then asked, “Do you like monster trucks and things like that?”
Robbie then recalled a time when she attended a Slipknot concert while she was still a regular cast member on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. She said, “I’ve never had more people come up to me ever than at a Slipknot concert. The crossover … it wasn’t monster trucks and Slipknot; it was ‘Neighbours’ and Slipknot.” Robbie added, “It was so unexpected! They were so worried about the characters … No, I genuinely like that kind of music.” Blanchett then snobbily responded, “So, it’s family listening.”
So, while Blanchett is a brilliant actor, she’s clearly a massive snob, and we bet she’s also terrible company.