For the first time, Margot Robbie has publicly addressed the contentious Vanity Fair profile which was criticized all over the internet for its objectifying portrayal of the Australian actress. 

In an interview with The Project, Robbie explained that she left the interview confused. “I remember thinking, ‘That was a really odd interview, I don't know how that's going to come out,’” she recounted to The Project co-host Carrie Bickmore. “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.”

Robbie explained that she was also in total surprise to the critical backlash that grew in response to the profile:

“But I didn't expect there to be like an uproar about it at all. 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 desensitized to it.”

Robbie attributed her massive support to national pride, saying, “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!’”