Margot Robbie Reveals Why Her Thanksgiving Always "Goes Up in Flames"

Kaitlin Reilly
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Margot Robbie may be an Aussie, but that hasn't stopped her from diving into Thanksgiving traditions. Unfortunately, as much as the Birds of Prey star loves the holiday, she hasn't quite mastered one of its most beloved side dishes.

On Nov. 18, Margot sat down virtually with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, Michael Strahan and George Stephanopoulos where she admitted she tends to light one of her Thanksgiving favorites on fire: yam casserole.

"I didn't grow up with Thanksgiving or the food that goes with it but every year I try and I try and it literally and figuratively goes up in flames," she explained, before adding, "It's marshmallows! They're so flammable."

In 2018, Margot talked about the unfortunate yam situation in an interview with USA Today. "Last year for our Friendsgiving, all the 'orphans' in town, we just [cooked] a big feast. I was in charge of the yams and I lit them on fire," she recalled. "It was terrible. So this year we're dividing up who's cooking what and I was like, 'I'd really like to give the yams a go again!'"

While baking a yummy yam casserole may be Margot's ultimate Thanksgiving project, it's not the only dish that has ended in disaster for her.

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The actress, who will star in the upcoming reboot of Pirates of the Carribbean, revealed to USA Today her ham also ended up aflame. As she explained, "Last Christmas I lit the ham on fire, which, again I was like, 'Can I do the ham this year?' And everyone was like, 'We want to be able to eat the food, we don't want it to be charcoal and just have nothing.'"

Margot Robbie, GMA screengrab
Margot Robbie, GMA screengrab

She added that now, she's put in charge of safer dishes like the cheeseboard.

Her yam dish may not be a success, but fortunately, Margot has plenty of wins to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Watch the interview above!