Watch Margot Robbie defend Slipknot and heavy metal on the Graham Norton show: "I genuinely like that kind of music"

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Just when you thought you couldn't love Margot Robbie any more than you already do, she goes on British national television and talks about her love of metal.

Hollywood A-lister Robbie has previously revealed her love of heavy metal. And on this week's episode of the BBC's Graham Norton Show, the Australian actor once again confirmed she's still a massive fan of the genre.

Asked by host Norton if she was a goth in her teens, Robbie says: "I don't know if I was a full goth. Very emo though, and I listened to, like, only heavy metal music.

"I would dye my hair black and only cut it with a razor yeah, kinda goth."

Despite seeming a little embarrassed by those youthful antics, Robbie does not shy away from her adoration of the music she grew up loving.

She adds: "I still genuinely like it. I remember going to a Slipknot concert, and at the time I was on Neighbours. I've never had more people come up to me, ever, than at a Slipknot concert.

"It was so unexpected. And they worried about all the characters. They were so invested in Neighbours and Slipknot."

Robbie held firm, even in the face of some gentle ribbing from fellow guest Cate Blanchett, adding "I genuinely like that kind of music." The internet was less impressed at Blanchett’s sneering, with metal fans clapping back and calling her “rude” and “judgmental”.

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