The actress says she’s fed up of people asking her intrusive questions about her baby plans.

She’s currently starring as Elizabeth I, who famously didn’t produce an heir to the British throne, and now Margot Robbie is being forced to answer questions about her own plans to start a family. The actress has had enough of pregnancy speculation and intrusive questions, saying that the status of her womb is no one’s business but hers.

A Media Frenzy

Margot expressed her frustration with the expectations placed on her character in the film. “It made me really angry…how dare some old guy dictate what I can and can’t do when it comes to motherhood or my own body,” she said before telling of her own experience. “I got married and the first question is ‘babies? when are you having one?’ I’m so angry that there’s this social contract; you’re married, now have a baby. Don’t presume. I’ll do what I’m going to do.”

It seems like watching stars for baby bumps has become a full time occupation for some papparazzi – remember the insanity surrounding Meghan Markle’s rumoured pregnancy? Or the recent pictures of former Today newsreader Sylvia Jeffreys that forced her to deny she was expecting? We can’t begin to imagine what such scrutiny feels like, but it must be pretty awful to be labelled pregnant when you’re not, or to have the news leaked before you’ve even had a chance to tell your family and friends.

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It’s hard to believe that in the 21st century, questions about potential parenthood are still focused solely on women. Very rarely is a male celebrity grilled about his plans to start a family, and while we know that it’s women who are ultimately pregnant, we can’t help feeling that these questions are getting just a little boring.

Have you experienced the pressure to be pregnant? Tell us in the comments!

 

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  • Slow day in the news room if this is what journalism has come to…

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  • It’s no ones business until the parents are ready to share the news!

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  • Then comes the annoying question, so when are you having another one!

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  • People ask as soon as you get married…

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  • It is her own private business not to share with the media!

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  • I was continually asked if I was pregnant, nope just fat but thank you for reminding me that 4.5 years of unsuccessful pregnancy attempts happened


    • People can be so insensitive and invasive and I do understand this situation.

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  • It is indeed intrusive and shows bad manners – womens bodies are private and their own and no ones business!

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  • Everyone stopped asking after we had our 2nd (G/B)

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  • I hate this question! People have no idea if you are trying and can’t fall pregnant or if you have suffered a loss and already feel upset about it. I know some people are just trying to be nice, but it was one of the questions I hate so much being asked. I was an older mum, falling pregnant when I was 35 and I was asked so frequently in the lead up because I was getting older. Now I get asked all the time if I am having a second. I never ask people as I know how upsetting/ intrusive it can be

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  • Some women have problems with fluid retention to the extent that they appear to be pregnant.
    (I would have been “pregnant” every month)

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  • Yes it is intrusive but just say no I’m not pregnant. That would stop all the hoohaa in the media about it.

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  • It’s really no ones business but the couples. It happens to most newlyweds though

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  • People don’t always know what happens behind closed doors and whether they have been trying and all the emotion that comes with it.

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  • “When will you have a baby?” “Never” Simple. Don’t give people more than you want to give them. No point explaining anything to anyone.

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  • This doesn’t just happen to celebrities I think every woman has experienced it to some degree.

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