Margot Robbie: 'Vanity Fair profile was really weird'

Margot Robbie was left bewildered by the “really weird” tone of her much-criticised Vanity Fair profile piece.

The Wolf of Wall Street actress starred on the front cover of the U.S. magazine and the accompanying profile piece, which was released earlier this month (Jul16). But she was met with a barrage of criticism on social media with many calling Rich Cohen’s writing sexist and unusual, as he appeared to focus on her appearance rather than her acting.

Cohen also sparked outrage among Margot’s fellow Australians by describing the “throwback” country as “America 50 years ago”.

Margot, who has kept tight-lipped about the interview, broke her silence on Australia’s TV show The Project on Monday (25Jul16) and admitted she had a strange vibe about the piece at the time and was baffled by it when it was published.

“I remember thinking that was a really odd interview, I don’t know how that’s going to come out,” she said. “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.”

Margot, 26, wasn’t particularly affected by the profile because she had read far worse things about herself, so she decided against speaking out about the piece, but she is proud that her fellow Australians defend themselves and their country.

“I didn’t expect there to be like an uproar about it at all,” she continued. “But 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 desensitised to it.

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

Cohen previously defended his piece to Australia’s Fairfax Media insisting his comments about the country were in good humour and had been intended as a compliment.

“I’m just telling you my intent. Humour. Entertainment. And an appreciation for a country that seems to be cohering in a way mine isn’t at the moment,” he said.

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