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Margot Robbie jokes about psychotic skincare regime

Margot Robbie has spoofed American Psycho in a new Vogue film about her beauty regime.

Actress Margot Robbie is nothing short of psychotic about her skincare regime in a new video for Vogue.

The Australian beauty spoofs Christian Bale's crazy American Psycho serial killer Patrick Bateman for the short film, as she attempts to explain how she maintains a flawless appearance.

As the video opens with images of an unmade bed, the 25-year-old's voice can be heard explaining how she lives in a "charming little five-bedroom (home) in Beachwood Canyon". She then walks into the bathroom wearing white silk pyjamas and matching dressing gown.

"I believe in taking care of myself, and a balanced diet and a rigorous exercise routine," she adds, as she walks to the fridge and reveals a jar of Australian Vegemite spread.

Taking two silver spoons from the fridge, Margot places them on her eyes, as her voiceover continues: "In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I'll hold two cold spoons over my eyes."

The Wolf of Wall Street star then heads outside for yoga stretches in the sun, while keeping the cutlery on her eyes.

"I like to meditate while I work on my core," she adds. "Even though I was born with a six pack."

In the next scene, Margot appears in the shower and explains her daily routine, which starts with a deep pore cleanser lotion, followed by a blue/green fossilised algae scrub.

Her hair, however, needs much less attention, as according to Margot, "I can't remember the last time I washed my hair; it basically cleans itself now."

Continuing to mimic Christian Bale in the classic 2000 thriller, Margot stands in front of the mirror and applies a "proprietary glycolic and pearl mask", which she leaves on for 10 minutes while she "prepares the rest of my routine".

"I always use a small batch, placenta-infused facial toner, for that third trimester glow without the cravings," she adds. "Then moisturiser, then an anti-ageing eye balm, followed by a final moisturising protective lotion."

Staring intensely at herself in the mirror, the star slowly peels the mask off her face, adding: "There is an idea of Margot Robbie, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours, I simply am not there."

Margot eventually breaks into a smile as the camera pans to a copy of herself on the cover of Vogue before she turns to and dances around her living room as the words 'Australian Psycho' appear on the screen.

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