Margot Robbie Reveals Overlap Between Slipknot + Soap Opera Fans On ‘The Graham Norton Show’

Besides being one Oscar-nominated actor, Margot Robbie is a diehard metalhead. She just proved her credentials once again in last week’s episode of The Graham Norton Showwhere she discussed bonding with Neighbors fanbase over their love for Slip knot (to a fellow actor’s half-joking, half-serious disapproval Cate Blanchett).

Robbie was there to promote his latest film, Babylon. During their conversation, Norton asked Robbie if she was ever “a goth”, to which she explained: “Yeah, I definitely had mine – I don’t know if I was a full-on goth. A lot of emo, though, and I kind of only listened to heavy metal music. I would dye my hair black and only cut it with a razor blade. So yeah, a bit goth.”

Afterwards, Blanchett asked, “Does anybody like heavy metal music? Was that something you really liked?”

“I honestly – and I still really like it. Yes,” Robbie replied.

“Do you like monster trucks and stuff?” Blanchett replied, to which Robbie clarified:

No, but no, I really like [heavy metal]. I remember going to this Slipknot concert and the most I’ve ever been – at the time I was in [soap opera] Neighbors. I’ve never had more people come to me than at a Slipknot concert. The transition between – it wasn’t monster trucks and Slipknot; it was Neighbors and Slipknot. It was so unexpected. . . . They were so invested in Neighbors and in Slipknot, so I don’t know. I really like that kind of music.

Blanchett then sarcastically concluded, “So it’s family listening.”

You can watch the entire clip below:

Margot Robbie Reveals Overlap Between Slipknot + Soap Opera Fans on The Graham Norton Show

As mentioned above, this is far from the first time Robbie has expressed love for the genre.

Back in 2020, for example correctly answered Know It All questions about Slipknot and Metallica he The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Before that, Bullet for My Valentine literally made her heart race during a 2018 appearance on BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw’s morning show. Also a 2016 chat on The Tonight Show saw her Admitting love to some of those bandsalso beyond Silverstein.

As for Blanchett’s responses, they were probably meant in jest (the episode even sees her and Robbie show admiration for each other). Understandably, though, that hasn’t stopped viewers from voicing their anger at her.

Specifically, one Twitter user tweeted: “I don’t want to be mean but Cate Blanchett is a dick … ‘Does anyone *like* heavy metal music’ naff off luv.” Another user stated: “Cate Blanchett lost some points from me for making fun of Margot Robbie as a metal fan. I have no idea why in 2023, liking metal is still something people get screwed over.”

Neither do we.

You can see those tweets – and a few others – below:

So where do you stand on Robbie’s love of metal (and/or Blanchett’s reaction to it)? Let us know!

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