The well-known actress and producer Margot Robbie recently talked about how she battled imposter syndrome, especially before shooting Barbie. 

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Robbie opened out to the Los Angeles Times in an open interview about having a full-blown panic attack just before Barbie, the movie she produced and acted in, began to film. 

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The way that Margot Robbie describes her pre-filming crisis offers insight into the inner anguish that people who are suffering from imposter syndrome go through. 

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She told of visiting the movie's writer-director, Greta Gerwig, in a panic, feeling overwhelmed by the project's scope and doubting her own ability. 

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It happens before every single movie I’ve ever done,” she recalled. 

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The superstar revealed her dread of worthlessness, which developed into panic, even though she has penned several famous singles in the industry. 

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“I have this meltdown where I’m like, ‘What am I doing? I don’t know how to act. Everyone’s going to suddenly realize that I can’t do any of this, and it’s going to be terrible.’ And then it is just sheer panic."

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"So yes, I went to Greta’s house. The panic was palpable and debilitating. ‘I don’t know how to apply any of this research I’ve done, and I’ve done all the things, and I still don’t know who she is.”

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“It was so hard because it was trying to pick up something that had nothing to hold onto. It was like when you’ve got just a grape left in your bowl and you’re trying to get it with your fork, and I’m like, ‘I can’t get you."

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"There’s nothing here to hold onto because she doesn’t have childhood trauma and she doesn’t have all these things that I normally latch onto and then build off. She doesn’t have any of it, and I couldn’t get her. And then Greta helped me through that and pointed me in all the right directions, and we talked through it,” Robbie concluded, marking the help provided by Greta Gerwig to her.  "

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