Margot Robbie once refused to help her mother fight a python.

The Hollywood actress grew up on the Gold Coast in Australia and has recalled the surreal moment she walked out of her family home to see her mother Sarie trying to grapple the snake with her bare hands.

During her appearance 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', Margot told the show's stand-in host Chris Pratt: ''This one time when I was in my bratty teen years, my mum came in and said, 'Can you help me get this snake out of the house?' And I was like, 'Mum, I'm really busy on MSN, no!'

''She was like, 'It's a big one, though.' I was like, 'I'm so busy, mum, no!'

''She went away and after 10 minutes I was like, 'Where's mum?' After a while ... I went down and she's on the driveway and there's this python, it was huge, it had wrapped its way up her arm and it's trying to strangle her around her neck.''

The 27-year-old star admitted the hair-raising experience taught her a valuable life lesson.

She confessed: ''I knew, from that point on, any time mum asked me to help her move a giant snake to just do it.''

Meanwhile, Margot recently admitted she would love to spend more of her time in Australia.

The actress - who married the British film director Tom Ackerley in 2016 - hopes to go Down Under a bit more following the launch of her own production company.

She recently said: ''Ever since we got the company up and running, I was like: 'We need to work with young directors, first- and second-time directors - male or female; we need to work with female writers, directors, actresses, obviously, and Aussies wherever possible. And let's shoot stuff in Australia!' That is my dream.''