Australia's newest international movie star Margot Robbie on the red carpet at the premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street in her home state of Queensland, Brisbane.
Australia's newest international movie star Margot Robbie on the red carpet at the premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street in her home state of Queensland, Brisbane. TERTIUS PICKARD

Trending: Margot Robbie "I've made it"

SEEING herself on posters around her old Gold Coast haunts is an "incredible" new reality for the star of The Wolf of Wall Street.

Margot Robbie was delightfully friendly and refreshingly open as she walked the red carpet to the premiere of her new film, also starring Leo DiCaprio, in Brisbane.

She said she decided the defining moment in her career thus far was when her publicist told her she was trending on Google in recent days.

"She said 'you, Elvis Presley and Honey Boo Boo Child'," she said.

"I said 'that was the greatest sentence you've ever said' and that's when I thought 'I've made it'."

The former Neighbours star said she considered Dalby "home" and hope to make it back there for a family trip at Easter.

"Though I grew up on the Gold Coast we moved around a lot," she said.

"My grandparents place out at Dalby has been the one house I've always had throughout my entire childhood so when someone asks me of home that's where I think of."

Robbie, who also recently filmed Focus with Will Smith, joked the female population must hate her right now.

"Even though they have huge profiles ... Leo and Will are among that handful of actors known for being especially nice and down to earth good people," he said.

"My expectations were way up here and they somehow managed to exceed them.

"It was incredible, I've been so lucky."

Robbie said her icon actress was Cate Blanchett but he would love to work with Philip Seymour Hoffman.

"I'm not sure I could work with (Blanchett) because I think I'd be too terrified the entire time to even be in her presence or even be in the same frame as her," she laughed.

Robbie flies to New Zealand on Tuesday to begin filming her new film Z for Zachariah with Chris Pine.



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