Australian actress Margot Robbie moved to London with four friends just three days after falling in love with the city following The Wolf of Wall Street premiere in 2013.
The blonde beauty took her pals for support when she launched the Leonardo DiCaprio film in the British capital, and they all decided to relocate on a whim, quickly found a house and signed off on a lease within three days.
Robbie says, “I really like living with other people, it turns out. It’s just more fun; I like a loud house.
“I was actually in London for The Wolf of Wall Street premiere last year, and my friends were out and they were like, ‘This is so fun!’. And I was like, ‘I know, (but) I gotta get on a plane… I wish I didn’t have to (leave). Wouldn’t it be great if we could all just live in a big house like one big happy family?’ And everyone was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it…’ Three days later, over (video calling app) Skype, we signed a lease and boom, here we are.”
However, Robbie admits living with so many housemates isn’t always harmonious – especially when her male friends use up all the toilet paper.
She explains, “I live with three boys and I can’t tell you how hard it is to get your hands on toilet paper; they steal it! We’ve got a girls’ bathroom and a boys’ bathroom, fortunately, but they sneak on up and steal our toilet paper.”
Robbie is no stranger to stealing the bathroom essentials herself, adding, “I was living in New York and I was busy. I was working on Wolf, and I didn’t have time (to shop), and every time I just got home I was like, ‘Damn it, I forgot to buy toilet paper again!’
“I was saying goodbye to a friend, who was staying at a hotel, and she was like, ‘I’m getting on a plane to Australia so take whatever we got left over’. So I was like, ‘Oh great’ and I packed up a bag and I was like, ‘Toilet paper, great!'”
She continues, “I got papped (snapped by paparazzi) outside the hotel and my mum called me and she was like, ‘Ooh, what did you buy from Ralph Lauren?’ And I was like, ‘What…? I never bought anything from Ralph Lauren.’ The bag my friend had given me to put all my stolen goods in was a Ralph Lauren bag…!
“Can you imagine if the bag broke and the toilet paper went everywhere? I was living the high life… I got home and I was like, ‘Winning!'”