Margot Robbie explains why she took a break from acting after Barbie

It feels like Margot Robbie is everywhere lately, but as an actress, one place she hasn't been is on a set. The Barbie star has been on hiatus since the film wrapped in October 2022, and she recently told Deadline that her hiatus will continue for the foreseeable future. As it turns out, she thinks "everyone is probably tired of seeing [her] now."

"Her again?"

With Barbie becoming the top-grossing movie of 2023, Robbie learns she's being seen, heard and talked about a lot. "I should probably disappear from the screen for a while," she said in the Deadline interview. "Honestly, if I did another movie too soon, people would be like, 'Her again? We just spent the whole summer with her. We're done.'"

She noted that she has stood by that stance and not been involved in any other projects for "over a year." Aside from the period when the entertainment industry was on pause due to public health lockdowns, the time without acting was the longest she's ever had. As of now, she has no immediate plans to quit being in front of the camera.

"I don't know what's next, but I hope it's going to be a while," Robbie said.

Margot Robbie attends the Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2024 John Salangsang/2024 Golden Globe Awards/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Busy break time

Robbie's breakthrough came with a big caveat: It was just a pause in her performance. She's still working on projects, which she says is a "24/7" job.

"Everyone asks, 'Are you taking a break?' and I say, 'You know I'm the producer, right? We don't take a break,'" she added.

Since starring on I, Tonya in 2017, Robbie's producer credits have continued to grow. The list includes films like Birds of Prey , Promising Young Woman and Saltburn . She recently told Variety that her production company LuckyChap immediately focuses on "what happens next" and that they try to "stay original every time."

Margot Robbie attends the premiere of the Australian film "I, Tonya" on January 23, 2018 Don Arnold/WireImage/Getty Images

working behind the camera

Becoming a director may be one of Robbie's next steps. "Directing was a high ambition of hers," she told Variety . So far, she hasn't determined when that will happen, but she feels that by watching so many "talented directors," she's been able to get "the best masterclass in the world."

However, one issue that could hinder her directorial debut and her return to acting is how much time she devoted to the production. "The tricky thing is, even though I say I'm strictly saying no as a producer, I'm also so excited about all the stuff I can make that it ends up taking up all my time," she explained to Variety . .

All this excitement will give her plenty to do until fans decide they're not tired of her on screen anymore - if they ever are.