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21st Sep 2022

Margot Robbie was ‘mortified’ by leaked Barbie photos

Charlie Herbert

Margot Robbie was 'mortified' by leaked Barbie photos

‘I was like, this is the most humiliating moment of my life’

Last summer, the internet was left stunned when photos emerged of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in a remarkable pair of bright neon pink outfits. Yes, the first pictures had been caught of the pair filming for the Barbie movie, and many couldn’t believe their eyes,

The Aussie star has now opened up about how her and Gosling felt when the photos emerged online, and it doesn’t sound like she was too chuffed.

During a recent appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, Robbie labelled it “the most humiliating moment of my life.”

“I can’t tell you how mortified we were, by the way,” she said. “We look like we’re like laughing and having fun, but we’re dying on the inside. Dying. I was like, this is the most humiliating moment of my life.”

And she admitted she had been surprised by the amount of online reaction the photos generated.

When asked if she expected that level of reaction, the actor said: “No! I mean, I knew that we had some exteriors to shoot in L.A. I knew once you were doing exteriors, you’re gonna get papped.

“There’s probably going to be a little crowd of people who are going to take notice because, you know, we stand out a little bit in those outfits.

“So I knew there was going to be a little bit of attention, and probably some photos would get out there, but not like it did.”

She added: “It was like mad. It was like hundreds of people watching all time.”

Robbie will star alongside Gosling, who plays Ken in the film, and a host of other big names as part of an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Will Ferrell, Michael Cera and Emma Mackey.

And Robbie has already warned fans that the cast and crew are aiming to surprise people with the film and provide something “different” to what everyone may be expecting.

She told the Hollywood Reporter last year: “We like the things that feel a little left of centre. Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is’, but our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted’.”

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