Margot Robbie has spoken about her experience filming for her upcoming movie Barbiecalled it one of the most “humiliating moments” of her life.
The 32-year-old Australian actor stars in Greta Gerwig’s romantic comedy based on the famous toy doll, alongside Ryan Gosling as Barbie’s boyfriend Ken.
In late June, paparazzi photos of the co-stars leaked after they were filmed on Venice Beach in Los Angeles.
The images showed the pair wearing neon yellow rollerblades and knee pads, with Robbie donning a multicolored unitard and Gosling in a body warmer and shorts.
During a Monday evening (September 19) performance at The Tonight Show with Jimmy FallonRobbie revealed the truth behind the photos.
“I can’t tell you how mortified we were,” she admitted. “We look like we’re laughing and having fun, but inside we died.”
“I thought, ‘This is the most humiliating moment of my life,'” she added.
When asked if she had any idea the photos would go viral, Robbie said, “No. I mean, I knew we had to shoot some exteriors in LA. I knew okay, once you do exteriors, you get pampered.
“There will probably be a small crowd of people who will notice because we kind of stand out in those outfits,” she joked.
“So I knew there would be a little bit of attention, and probably some pictures would come out, but not like it did. It was like crazy, it was like hundreds of people were watching.”
A video of Robbie speaking with her Barbie voice for the first time was also leaked a few days later.
Barbie is scheduled for a theatrical release on July 21, 2023.