Margot Robbie sounded 'too bogan' for Australian TV and had to hire a dialect coach to soften her accent before starring on Neighbours
Margot Robbie has come a long way since her debut on Neighbours in 2008.
And to celebrate her role in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, the Oscar-nominated actress has graced the cover of Vogue Australia's coveted September issue.
In an interview with the acclaimed director, Margot revealed the surprising fact that she once hired a dialect coach to 'soften' her thick Queensland accent.
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'I sounded too Australian': Margot Robbie revealed during an interview with Vogue Australia that she sounded 'too bogan' for local soap opera Neighbours and had to hire a dialect coach
Margot starred as Donna Freedman on Neighbours for three years until she moved Los Angeles in 2011 in a bid to make it in Hollywood.
The 29-year-old, who plays Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's ninth film, has a naturally broad Australian accent - known colloquially as a 'bogan' accent - but was told to 'lose it' for her first television role.
'When I was on Neighbours they hired a dialect coach to make me sound less Australian even though I was still playing an Australian character,' she told Quentin.
Early days: Margot starred as Donna Freedman on Neighbours for three years until she moved Los Angeles in 2011. Producers apparently told her to lose her thick Queensland accent if she wanted to be a successful actress
'I'm from Queensland, so it was strong. Producers didn't like it,' she added.
Margot, who grew up on a farm in North Queensland, has previously admitted that she used to have a 'bogan' accent.
She told News.com.au last year that she was forced to 'tone it down' in the early days of her acting career.
True blue: Margot, who grew up on a farm in North Queensland, has previously admitted that she used to have a 'bogan' accent. Pictured with Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan (left)
And more than a decade on, Margot says her accent is now more 'refined'.
'It did help that I lived with a lot of English people, so it is more diluted than it used to be,' she said.
'My husband [film producer Tom Ackerley] is English and we live in America,' she added, explaining that living overseas has caused her accent to naturally soften.
Meanwhile, her role as Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood has been praised by the late actress' family, and even reduced her sister Debra Tate to tears.
'Margot did an outstanding job,' Debra recently said on Good Morning Britain.
'At one point, when I was on set, I had her in my ear on a mic and I actually shed a tear because she sounded just like Sharon.
'It was very, very interesting and an opportunity to visit, again, with the live Sharon, not just the Sharon on the film screen.'
Margot plays Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's ninth film, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood