Margot Robbie ate 4 pounds of spaghetti bolognese in one sitting: really?

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie covers the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK to promote Focus. This seems like a waste of a good cover for such a lame looking film, but I certainly don’t mind seeing more of Margot. She’s wearing a Stella McCartney dress on the cover that (surprisingly) isn’t awful. Very springlike.

The interview (so far) isn’t worth discussing. Margot mostly talks about stuff she’s covered elsewhere, such as slapping Leonardo DiCaprio during her Wolf of Wall Street audition. You can read that stuff here. Margot’s been doing the press rounds and taped an episode of The Graham Norton Show. The episode airs later today, and Margot talks about how she once endured an on-set, spaghetti-eating competition. FYI, this is a gross story:

“It’s revolting but I did an eating competition to see who could eat the most in an hour. It was a bucket load. I was working on Neighbours at the time and they said, ‘Lunch break’s over, you’ve got to go to set,’ and I couldn’t move. The nurse had to be called and she gave me the stuff they give toddlers if they swallow poison. I projectile vomited 1.8 kilos of spaghetti and then skipped on to set – I felt fine.”

[From The Graham Norton Show]

This is complete TMI, right? Graham Norton episodes can get a little messy, but this is more than what we usually see from the show. I don’t know the context of Margot’s answer, but anything involving projectile vomit speaks for itself. Some of y’all complain about Jennifer Lawrence’s tendency to talk about farts and poop, but this is somehow worse.

Anyway. I don’t know how Margot possibly stuffed 4 pounds of pasta into her stomach. Maybe she’s exaggerating. I love pasta and never stick to just one serving, but 4 pounds really is a bucket full. Let’s wash away that visual with this photo of Margot wearing a Valentino dress with overdone eyelet patterns. She looks exquisite.

Margot Robbie

Here’s Margot in NYC yesterday. This coat reminds me of Yeezus fashion.

Margot Robbie

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & David Slijper/Harper’s Bazaar UK

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  1. spaniard says:

    Typical. Super slim actress or model talking about how much they eat, please come up with something new, because nobody believes it and it’s kind of annoying.

    On a nicer note, beautiful cover and dress.

    • ell says:

      she said it was for a competition, not that she naturally eats that much!

      • uninspired username says:

        Yeah, this wasn’t a Jennifer Lawrence sort of food comment.

      • qwerty says:

        Plus if you look at some of the best competitive eaters in the world, you might be surprised…

        And this is nowhere near as bad as JLaw’s gross quotes in every interview she gives, please don’t ruin this girl for me.

    • Jessica says:

      It was a one-time eating competition, she’s not saying she eats 2kg’s of pasta regularly!

    • Jenny says:

      I mean, if you look at pictures of her, she’s not actually “super slim.” She’s thin of course, but bigger than most actresses (which is not a bad thing). There were pictures of her scarfing down a hamburger while wearing a shirt that said “A Hamburger Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels”

      This picture is from her Neighbours days……

      • FLORC says:

        Link didn’t work for me.

        Meh. She’s thin and pretty and talking about eating loads of food. She just got boring.

      • deehunny says:

        Thanks for posting the link! She looks like a real person in that pic! In Hollywood that would be considered “plus sized model size 6″

    • piinksock says:

      Surprise! Some people are genuinely, naturally thin. I have a friend who is the same height as me, 175cm and while i sit at 65kg, shes about 50. She’s underweight and she eats constantly. Far more than I ever have, with 15kg on her. Some people are just like that.
      Why do larger people expect us to believe they’re just naturally a bit larger, or thick and definitely not fat, but steadfastly refuse to accept the possibility that the other end of that spectrum, there may be naturally thin people?

      • Here2Opine says:

        Same here. I’m 5′ 4″ and weigh an average of 104 lbs. I’ve been in many eating contests and think they pick me due to my size. I love to surprise them. I’m cajun so there’s not much I don’t eat. I’m either lucky or have a hyperactive thyroid.
        I have some friends who complain about gaining weight, but they eat even MORE than I do.

  2. ell says:

    she’s told this story already in another interview and it was fun, not too disgusting at all. i used to watch neighbours back in the day when she was on it, she’s always seemed very lovely and down to earth (unlike jlaw who I find unbearable and really up her own arse).

  3. Maya says:

    I am sorry but that Valentino dress looks like curtains and it seems that Margot wrapped it around her…

    As for to vomiting – well talking about vomit makes me want to vomit so I better stop talking about vomit.

  4. charlie says:

    I don’t think this is worse than JLaw’s. Talking about poop is somehow worse than talking about vomiting.
    Although I do hope this is a one of thing and she doesn’t turn into another JLAw because we don’t need another one, JLaw is annoying enough for 10 people.

    • Kipi says:

      I think she’s too conventionally attractive to be JLAW 2. Jennifer gets away with a lot because she’s “real” and looks like the girl next door or just a typical everyday girl you’d see at Wal-Mart. I’m not sure people will buy that from Margot.

      She looks just like that woman from My Name is Earl. It’s weird.

      • charlie says:

        I think Jen is conventionally attractive. They actually have a similar “type” of beauty. Very all-american girl next door.
        And that is why they could get away with it. Melissa McCharty or Rebel Wislon couldn’t get away with it.

      • Kipi says:

        *shrug* agree to disagree. I don’t think JLaw is anyway near this woman’s league at least on the physical appearance scale.

      • qwerty says:

        I agree. JLaw is “pretty”, Margot is “beautiful”.
        Also, JLaw is gross. I can’t freaking read her interviews or any articles on her when I eat, there’s ALWAYS something gross in them, ew.

      • perplexed says:

        I think it’s easier to remember what Jennifer Lawrence looks like, although I think this lady in the pic above does have a certain refinement to her beauty. At the same time, I have to keep looking at her face several times over to register her face in her memory, which doesn’t happen with most beautiful people. I don’t know why this lady’s face is so hard to remember, which is a shame, because she seems able to act.

  5. Miss Wilson says:

    It’s gross but I’m not like offended or disgusted. I still love her!

  6. bammer says:

    I’m going to need her publicist to dial it down a bit. There are at least 4 stories a day on this chick on The Daily Mail. Enough already.

  7. Naddie says:

    Eeeww… But it happens to most of us. It’s cool to imagine a beautiful, glamourous woman on a eating competition, althoutgh I somehow feel like vomiting now.

    • Esmom says:

      I know. I was actually thinking this morning how I wanted a big bowl of pasta for lunch later but now, not so much.

  8. Seán says:

    I don’t see vomiting stories as TMI or offensive. I think many of us have embarrassing stories where we’ve got sick at inappropriate times or due to some ill-advised drinking or competition. I think bowel movement stories or sex stories (Celebrity: “I lost my virginity at 10) are more TMI but no less offensive. If a celebrity wants to overshare, then overshare!

    And she has already told this story on the Jimmy Kimmel Show when she was promoting The Wolf of Wall Street. I have a crush on her. She’s gorgeous and fun.

  9. Dash says:

    I’ve heard her tell this story before, it’s definitely part of her Neighbours legacy.

  10. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    She’s beautiful, and I love the dress on the cover. I don’t believe you could eat four pounds of spaghetti in an hour, but whatever.

    • Esmom says:

      I love the dress, too, a breath of spring on this insanely frigid day.

      My son sometimes watches this gross food challenge show where people stuff themselves silly. It’s surprising — and disgusting — how much people can consume.

  11. Ginger says:

    Sounds like some crazy co-worker shenanigans! And spaghetti is one of the worst things to barf back up. Gross. I can’t imagine “skipping” back on set after that. Anyway, I don’t like the dress on the cover. It seems like something only Margot or someone like her could get away with. And the pose in the cover shot looks awkward. The eyelet dress shot is better.

    • FLORC says:

      Sounds like maybe the nurse gave her a small amount of ipecac. After throwing up everything i’m guessing she needed some time to recover and clean up. That she didn’t just get it all out and immediately skip to set. Some people have an easier time than others when it comes to that reflex action.
      I disagree on the dress and pasta. It’s very easy to come back up imo. And I like the cover dress. I want that dress.

  12. Size Does Matter says:

    Spaghetti chugging makes me think of the movie Se7en. Guess the poor glutton must have eaten more than four pounds of it.

  13. Gwen says:

    I like the styling here a lot.

  14. Gia says:

    All these stories sound fed to her by her publicist. First the slapping Leo story and now eating 4 lbs if pasta. Okay??! Lol. Was Brian Williams the judge?


  15. PennyLane says:

    That story seems kind of sad to me if it’s true. The skinniest actress on set won the eating competition and then tossed up her cookies no problem and then skipped back to the set? Sounds like she had practice. :-(

    I don’t want to overreact – it’s just that a few years ago, a good friend revealed to me that she was intermittently, severely bulimic and has been since high school. I had no idea! None. This is someone I’ve been friends with for years and we’ve eaten meals together many, many times and there was just no sign of it. My friend was so good at hiding it, I had no idea. She said a lot of it had to do with establishing a feeling of control, especially when she was going through a stressful or bad time in her life.

    • FLORC says:

      It can certainly be taken that way. And i’m sorry for your friend. Myself and others here have spoken about similar battles with ed’s. It’s so much harder that people think.

      Still, here you have a gorgeous blonde, thin actress that has been (WOWS) prized for her body. Then she talks about eating an insane amount of food, but then tossing it up and feeling great. This will get used out of context.

      I’ve “carb loaded” and upped my eating for races or endurance training and I max out at a pound before my stomach feels like it wants to rip open. 4lbs is an insane amount. It’s tough to believe unless she was training for this event.

    • katethegreat says:

      She didn’t have practice. You know why? Because she needed a nurse to give her something that sounds like Ipecac.

      If you are bulimic, you don’t need help to vomit. You’re damn good at doing it on your own. So good that the thought or image of someone sticking their fingers down their throats in order to vomit immediately tells you this: Amateur. Their bulimia is probably a short phase.

      That is NOT a nice thought, but it’s a real thought from someone whose problem is more serious. Someone who has actually had practice.

      When your problem is serious, you can throw up without using your hands.

      And you can most certainly throw up without without a nurse spoon-feeding you Ipecac.

      As far as your “I had a friend who threw up” story goes… it’s GREAT that you have empathy and that you care. True story, honest opinion, no snark. But attention is best focused on how common this issue is than assuming that one person’s eating contest story automatically implies an ED. As someone who actually suffered (still technically does) from bulimia, this story raises ZERO alarm bells. It is only when something becomes a habitual practice that you need to worry.

      You want to know who really had it bad? Ask us about our teeth. Look at our teeth. Notice who doesn’t have an open smile in pictures. I was lucky to afford to fix mine.

      I sort of hate it when people say that ED’s are about control. Anorexia is, for most. I know that not every experience is my experience, but my ED was a symptom of being completely out of control. Bulimia is usually about being unable to manage your cravings, your impulses. Bulimics, by the way, are SMART. The cognitive dissonance is high. We rarely think that the behavior itself is right. But the behavior is a response to stress — or at least stress that we feel we can’t manage.

      I’m 32 now, and 90% better than when it was my worst.

      It’s possible for an eating contest to not automatically imply bulimia. The “it’s tough to believe” people can save it for something that they actually understand, which isn’t this.

  16. TOPgirl says:

    I think she was great in wolf of wallstreet and very beautiful too. I’ve seen skinny girls eat alot of food but can still stay thin. I believe that. Some people are just naturally lucky that way.

    • FLORC says:

      That’s not what’s happening here. She’s not saying she eats like that all the time. And she had to throw it all up to carry on the rest of her day.
      A thin girl who stays thin while eating unusually large portions is not what this story is about.

  17. Kricket says:

    If you live in a country where they air the show Neighbours, projectile vomiting is usually a sign that you watched an episode.

  18. Green Is Good says:

    This is probably the ONLY interesting thing about Generic McPlainwrap here.

  19. phlyfiremama says:

    She IS so beautiful, but is it just me or does she look quite a bit older than 24? Like, if someone said she was 34 I would have no trouble believing it. Not in a bad way (if that makes sense), since the actual number of years you have is just that~a number.

  20. stormie says:

    I apparently have Margot Robbie face-blindness because I cannot remember what the f*ck she looks like when I’m not directly looking at her, even though I think she’s super pretty (esp in these photos) when I do see her. Is anyone else having this problem? My friend and boyfriend feel the same even though none of us think she’s remotely plain. My brain just isn’t computing her face the way it does with other people. It’s REALLY bugging me, like the blueandblack vs. whiteandgold dress issue. The awesome Oscars dress she wore is helping me remember her face a little bit, but other than that I draw a blank.