Margot Robbie has said the perception that women are not interested in action films is "ridiculous".

Speaking to British Vogue the 30-year-old actress said more women should work in the action genre of film.

"From a business or statistical standpoint, those are the high-paying jobs," Robbie told the magazine.

"So I really want to advocate for women writing big blockbuster action films.

"And then also, the perception that women aren't interested in action is ridiculous."

Robbie also discussed playing supervillain Harley Quinn in the forthcoming action movie Suicide Squad.

"Those scenes where everything’s exploding around you, and you make it just in time, those massive epic war hero runs? Those movie moments?

"Girls never get those."

Robbie also said she has "a real aversion to being put in a box".

"The minute someone sums me up in two words I want to show them I’m the exact opposite," she said.

"As soon as you have some success in one type of role, people want you to keep doing that thing. Which I think would just be boring."

The full interview features in the August issue of British Vogue, out July 2.

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