On Monday night’s episode of The Project, Margot Robbie revealed that she too felt confused by the “misogynistic” and “sexist” tone taken against her in the August issue of Vanity Fair.
Chatting candidly to Carrie Bickmore, the 26-year-old confessed her thoughts on the questionable cover story by US journalist Rich Cohen, which described Australia as “America 50 years ago."
“I remember thinking, I said, ‘That was a really odd interview, I don’t know how that’s going to come out,’” she said of the feature, which in addition to labelling her “less being than becoming,” also described her as “sexy and composed even while naked but only in character”.
“And then 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 an uproar about it at all,” she went on, referring to the instant backlash that followed the writer from outraged Aussies and basically anyone who can see that there’s much more to Margot than her beauty.
When asked why she refrained from speaking out until now, the Suicide Squad actress responded that she’s “read far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things on a daily basis."
“I don’t know, maybe I’m just desensitised to it now,” she shrugged before admitting that she did, however, feel an immense sense of pride for the Australians that tirelessly defended her.
“I had this bit of Aussie pride, like, ‘Don’t mess with the Aussies. Don’t you mess with the Aussies.' Look what happens when you mess with an Australian.”
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Much like fellow Australian Chris Hemsworth, Margot also revealed her future plans to eventually settle down in her home country.
As she sat beside her mother, Sarie Kessler, the blonde beauty announced that she will not bring her kids up in Los Angeles or London, where she currently resides, but will move back Down Under when the time is right to start a family.
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“I didn't know you were going to live overseas all the time... Margot will have children one day and they'll be who knows where,” Sarie pondered before Margot quickly responded, “They'll be here”.
“You'll come back home, won't you? You'll come back to live in Oz?” the proud mum said, looking for reassurance.
“Yes, yes, the kids will be in Australia!”
And it seems that British boyfriend Tom Ackerleyis on the same page with the A-lister’s plans.
“He loves Australia. He's like, 'I don't know why anyone leaves Australia!'"
The actress met the assistant director in 2013 on the set of the World War II drama Suite Française.