Margot Robbie breaks down as she urges fans to donate to Australia bushfire relief in emotional post
The actress shared photos from her childhood spent in rural Australia to show how beautiful the country is
Hours before she was supposed to attend the Golden Globes 2020, actress Margot Robbie logged into Instagram and pleaded with her fans to donate whatever they can to the victims of the devastating bushfires still raging Down Under.
The 29-year-old actress shared a number of her childhood photos from her family's farm in rural Queensland to show why she felt a personal connection to the immense losses suffered by the Australians due to the natural catastrophe.
"I'm sure you're all aware of what is happening in Australia at the moment with the fires. I didn't want to show you more pictures of the devastation," said Robbie in an emotional video. "I really wanted to share with you some personal photos from my childhood."
She reminisced about the 1990s showing herself having fun in rural Australia. She whipped out a photo album and pointed to different pictures from her childhood.
"This is my cousin and I out at the farm in Australia growing up... This is making mud pies. Riding motorbikes," she said pointing at one snap, while nostalgically saying about another, "This is me learning to drive... out at the farm."
The 'Suicide Squad' star said that she had decided to film the video to show everyone how beautiful Australia was and why it was important to generously donate to save the country from the natural disaster plaguing it at the moment.
"I wanted you to see how beautiful our country is. Because it is so beautiful. And it's really, really hurting right now," continued Robbie. "It is so needed right now. Please, if you haven't already donated, please do. Let's give future generations the kind of childhood I was so lucky to have."
Before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, Robbie was born and raised in Dalby, Queensland, and went on to star in Australian soap 'Neighbours' in 2008.
She joined a growing list of Australian-born stars that have pledged money to the Australian bushfire appeals.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban donated $500,000 to the Australian Rural Fire Service on Sunday. Comedian Celeste Barber has raised more than $32million.