As a producer and lead actress on Barbie, Margot Robbie is arguably having one of many largest summers of her profession. As for Robbie’s character in real-life, nicely, the star revealed on CBS Sunday Morning that paying off her mother Sarie Kessler’s home mortgage was a high precedence as soon as she was ready to take action. It was a shock gesture to her mother, however an apparent selection for Robbie.
“Every part I owed my mother, I had it written down,” Robbie mentioned, by way of Individuals. “She’d take cash out of the, like, home mortgage [to] lend me cash. So I all the time knew, I used to be like, ‘I gotta pay that again.’ After which someday, after I made sufficient cash, I simply paid that complete mortgage off utterly.
“I used to be like, ‘Mother, don’t even fear about that mortgage anymore. It doesn’t even exist anymore.’ Truthfully, anybody in my place, you’d do this on your mother. In fact you’d.”
Kessler interviewed Robbie for Vogue Australia in 2019, admitting that when Robbie informed her that she wished to be an actress at age 12, she was skeptical.
“I believed that it’s onerous to be an actor and make a very good dwelling,” Kessler mentioned on the time. “However I used to be very involved you have been meaning to take a pathway that, to me, didn’t have a extremely in depth future. And now you possibly can say: ‘Mum, you wanted extra religion in what I can obtain.’ I’m simply completely so blissful for you that you simply’re in a state of affairs the place you’re keen on what you do and you’ve got the independence to do what you do since you guys began up your personal firm [LuckyChap, where Robbie produces films].”
Robbie informed Kessler in that very same interview that she spent her first paycheck “on paying you again, mum. Don’t you keep in mind?”
“No, I do–that might be proper,” Kessler responded.
“I used to be so in debt by the top of grade 12,” Robbie informed the outlet. “I had every little thing I owed you written on a bit of paper and each time I bought a pay[check], I paid off my debt, however then I stored the piece of paper, as a result of it was so satisfying on the finish to know I’d paid all of it again. After which I began saving. After which I in all probability began going out and I don’t know … went to the films.”
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