Similar to the public’s reaction to the story, in a new interview, Margot Robbie describes her interview with writer Rich Cohen for Vanity Fair as “really odd.”
Robbie’s profile for the cover of VF’s August 2016 issue not only described Australians as “throwback people,” but also featured a few unquestionably weird descriptions of the actress, with an overall male-gazing tone.
In a chat with Network Ten, Robbie said she walked away from the Vanity Fair interview feeling strange. “I remember thinking, That was a really odd interview. I don’t know how that’s going to come out,” says Robbie. “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.”
Robbie then acknowledged that she’s read sexist comments about women in Hollywood that are worse, which only highlights that there’s a multitude of sexist comments about women in Hollywood. “I didn’t expect there to be like an uproar about it at all,” she says. “I’ve read like far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things on a daily basis. I don’t know, maybe I’m like desensitized to it.”