Earlier this month, Vanity Fair’s Rich Cohen came dangerously close to throwing the earth’s water levels off balance by excessively drooling over actress Margot Robbie. In it, he went a little overboard with the compliments: he called her the next Audrey Hepburn and talked about how beautiful she was to the point that James Blunt was probably like “Okay, we get it.” Margot had two movies to hustle (The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad), but Rich Cohen never really got to that because he was too busy asking her about her sex scenes in The Wolf of Wall Street. He also referred to Australia as “throwback America.” The internet wasn’t really feeling it and neither was Margot Robbie.
Margot spoke to Australia’s The Project (via Entertainment Weekly) about that Vanity Fair interview, and she says she was a little weirded out after talking with Rich Cohen. Not fully weirded out, mind you; Margot said she’s experienced creepier creeps and grosser grossness.
“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 there to be an uproar about it. I’ve read far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things on a daily basis.”
I know there will be people shouting “Don’t encourage them!“, but I sort of want to know what kind of far more disgusting things Margot has read. I can do without the sexist/insulting/offensive stuff, but the disgusting I’m into. Actually, now that I think of it, it’s probably not that difficult to find. I’m sure if I scroll far enough down in the comments of the Suicide Squad trailer on YouTube, I’ll find someone named “FedoraDan69” asking if and where they can purchase Margot Robbie’s used Harley Quinn booty shorts. “Scroll far enough” – listen to me, acting like it won’t be the 4th comment from the top.
Here’s Margot at Comic-Con this weekend (with a special guest appearance by Cara Delevingne).