Written by Zoë Holloway, July 26, 2016

You may remember the uproar that followed Margot Robbie’s feature in this month’s Vanity Fair – in which journalist Rich Cohen not only described Margot as ‘sexy and composed even while naked but only in character’, but also Australia as ‘sunny and slow’ full of ‘throwback people’.

The article sparked outrage with social media slamming Rich for writing a sexist piece on a talented 26-year-old actress. The author eventually described it as ‘a joke’, but Margot herself stayed quiet – until now.


Speaking with Carrie Bickmore on The Project, Margot admitted that she thought the piece was ‘weird’, to say the least.

‘I remember thinking, “That was a really odd interview. I don’t know how that’s going to come out.” 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 it would be like an uproar about it at all.

‘I’ve have read far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things on a daily basis. Maybe I’m desensitised to it now,’ she admitted.

‘I didn’t say anything and I had, like, this bit of Aussie pride where I was like, “Don’t mess with the Aussies! Look what happens when you mess with Australia!”’

Margot also revealed that this ‘Aussie pride’ would lead her to raise her future kids in Australia.

‘They’ll be [raised] here,’ she reassured her mum when the topic of future grandchildren came up.


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