Margot Robbie: 'Barbie' photos leak was 'most humiliating moment of my life'


Margot Robbie's 'Barbie' is set to hit theatres on July 21, 2023. Photo: Reuters

Contrary to popular belief, the Barbie life isn't always fantastic, at least according to Margot Robbie.

In a recent interview on The Tonight Show, the Australian actor, who stars as the iconic doll in Greta Gerwig's forthcoming film, Barbie, told Jimmy Fallon she was embarrassed by the set photos that leaked of her and her co-star Ryan Gosling in their gaudy getups in June.

"I can't tell you how mortified we were, by the way," Robbie 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."

In the photos, the two are wearing matching neon-bright workout outfits while roller skating down the Venice Beach bike path. The shots quickly became the object of Internet fascination.

Twitter user @taeerage wrote, "seeing what ryan gosling and margot robbie wear on the set of barbie is more exciting than the met gala."

"The barbie movie isn't actually a real movie, it's really a science experiment to see if images of Margot Robbie and Ryan gosling wearing hot pink outfits and cowboy hats could induce serotonin in terminally online people and it's working," tweeted @ninaoyama.

@verymimi tweeted, "i saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by barbie set pics."

The I, Tonya star said she was surprised by the attention the photos of the duo conjured up.

"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," she said.

"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. It was like mad. It was like hundreds of people watching all time."

Barbie is set to hit theatres on July 21, 2023. Details of the script, which Gerwig wrote with her fellow filmmaker and life partner Noah Baumbach, have been kept mostly under wraps. Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service

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