The Australian actress was the subject of an article that earned notoriety for its tone and content
Margot Robbie has responded to her controversial Vanity Fair profile, branding the tone of the piece “really weird.”
The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad actress was the subject of the entertainment magazine’s cover story for its August issue, but the piece ended up attracting criticism after it was published online. The writer of the piece, Rich Cohen, was widely derided online for the way he described Robbie and appeared to insult the country of her birth, Australia.
“She is blonde but dark at the roots,” Cohen wrote. “She is tall but only with the help of certain shoes. She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character. As I said, she is from Australia. To understand her, you should think about what that means. Australia is America 50 years ago, sunny and slow, a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people. They still live and die with the plot turns of soap operas in Melbourne and Perth… In other words, it’s just like America, only different. When everyone here is awake, everyone there is asleep.”
Robbie has now addressed the fall-out from the article on the Australian news show The Project, acknowledging that she’d found the interview with Cohen to be “really odd.”
“I remember thinking, ‘Oh, that was a really odd interview, I don’t know how that’s going to come out,'” she said. “And when I read it I was like, yeah, the tone of this is really weird. Like, I don’t really know what he’s trying to get at or play at. But I didn’t expect there to be like an uproar about it.”
Watch a clip of the interview below.
Robbie will play Harley Quinn in the hotly-anticipated Suicide Squad, which is is released on August 5. It will also feature Cara Delevingne, Will Smith, Common and more.