Margot Robbie was at the centre of a global uproar when an interview she did with Vanity Fair went viral – for all the wrong reasons.
Addressing it for the first time, the 26-year-old admits she knew something was off right after she did the interview.
"I remember thinking, I said, 'That was a really odd interview, I don’t know how that’s going to come out," she told Carrie Bickmore on The Project, during an interview at her family home in Queensland.
"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 at all. But I’ve read far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things on a daily basis. I don’t know, maybe I’m just desensitised to it now."
Not only was the article incredibly sexist, however, it was also deemed anti-Australian after the author, Rich Cohen's, bizarre description of Australia.
However Margot says it only succeeded in making her more proud of her homeland than ever.
"I had this bit of Aussie pride, like, ‘Don’t mess with the Aussies. Don’t you mess with the Aussies. Look what happens when you mess with an Australian."
Speaking of Aussie pride, the Suicide Squad star also opened up about one day raising a family on home soil, after her mum, Sarie Kessler, who says she misses her "terribly" when she's not at home and says she was worried her daughter would never return home.
"I didn't know you were going to live overseas all the time... Margot will have children one day and they'll be who knows where," her mother admitted.
"They'll be here," Margot reassured her mum. 'Yes, yes, the kids will be in Australia.'"
Margot, who has been dating British film director Tom Ackerley for three years says he loves Australia.
"He's like, 'I don't know why anyone leaves Australia!'"
And does the family approve of him? Absolutely!
"He's delightful," adds Margot's mum. "We all thought he was pretty special.”