Margot Robbie warned not to mix business with pleasure – WFMZ Allentown


Margot Robbie was warned about going into business with her husband.

The ‘I, Tonya’ actress has set up LuckyChap Productions in 2014 with her spouse Tom Ackerley and their then-flatmate Josey McNamara, as well as her childhood friend Sophia Kerr, and though other friends told them it would be a mistake to work on the production company together, they are thankful they have only had a positive experience.

Margot said: «It’s super awkward for me because these two are practically married, so … No, to be honest, when we first started the company, a lot of people warned us against it and said, ‘Business and friends do not mix. It always ends dirty.’ We heard that a lot.»

Despite the warnings, the trio have found their personal relationship has made working together much easier.

Josey told The Hollywood reporter: «But we have such a shorthand because we know each other and each other’s taste so well, so it’s just so seamless. And it also makes it enjoyable.»

Tom added: «Exactly, and we really try to promote that familial environment at the company, too. It’s a hard thing to do, and I think we’ve succeeded.»

The trio also admitted they can’t remember where the name for their company came from.

Margot said: «We were drunk, and we don’t remember how we landed on it… It’s too out there now. But it’s been a good-luck charm so far, so I think we’ll keep it.»

Though Margot insisted the company wasn’t set up to provide films to star in, she admitted her name has meant a lot of movies that otherwise wouldn’t be made have been green lit.

She said: «We never started a company to be a starring vehicle for me or to be a platform for me to chase my dreams. It was really that we wanted to expand what female stories and female storytellers could do in this industry, and I don’t need to be onscreen for that to happen.

«But it’s a wonderful position to be in since my platform can also open some of those doors. And especially at the beginning, there were a lot of first- and second-time filmmakers that we wanted to work with, and you can’t get something greenlit without a bankable name attached and I’m so lucky to fall into that bracket [of bankable names].

«But I’m not right for every role. I felt that way about ‘Promising Young Woman’ (which stars Carey Mulligan).»

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