Margot Robbie shuts down questions about when she'll have a baby in the best possible way

Margot Robbie shuts down questions about when she'll have a baby in the best possible way

There's one phrase that every newly-wedded couple simply can't stand - and you know exactly the one we're talking about...

"Soon enough, there'll be the pitter-patter of tiny feet."

But, as a comfort to all of you who've recently tied the knot and keep on getting asked this question by every Tom, Dick and Harry: if you thought movie stars were immune to this treatment, you got it wrong.

In a new interview, Margot Robbie recently revealed that the first question many people ask her during interviews is if - and when - she’s having a child.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley attend 2017 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME) Credit: Getty

Stating that the presumption that once you're married, you reproduce, made her "angry," the Australian actress shut down the enquiries in the best possible way.

Speaking to the Radio Times, the 28-year-old said: "It made me really angry; how dare some old guy dictate what I can and can’t do when it comes to motherhood or my own body? Unfortunately, it’s a conversation we’re still having."

Margot, who married Tom Ackerley in Byron Bay, Australia, in 2016, added: "I’m so angry that there’s this social contract. You’re married, now have a baby. Don’t presume. I’ll do what I’m going to do."

Her comments certainly draw parallels with her character in the new Mary Queen of Scots film, Queen Elizabeth I, who famously never married or had children, despite intense pressure from parliament and those surrounding her.

Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. The Darnley portrait, artist unknown. The last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I (1533-1603) ruled from 1558 until 1603. From the National Portrait Gallery. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images) Credit: Getty

In the same interview, the former Neighbours star also spoke out about her frustration over the lack of strong female roles in Hollywood, and how this led her to set up her own production company, LuckyChap Entertainment.

”I wasn’t seeing many scripts where I wanted to play the female role – I always wanted to play the male role," she explained. "The female roles are always a catalyst for the male story, and that’s unsatisfying. So I was like ‘Well, we’ll start making our own films, because we can’t just sit around forever and wait for them to come along’."

Since starting the company - which has produced successful films including I, Tonya and Terminal -  Margot has been finding out "the most fascinating things about history", especially when it comes to women.

The 28-year-old, who will next be seen acting as Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, said: "We’re finding these projects and I’m learning all these things. It’s like 'So why is this not in the history books?' The things women did in the Second World War were incredible. We have a TV project (in development) about female code-breakers who shaved two years off the war. Never heard of any of them."

It's fair to say that Margot Robbie is on her way to becoming a feminist icon. You go, Margot!