Margot Robbie 'mortified' when Barbie photos went viral

Published By Alexandra Heilbron on Sep 21, 2022

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling filming Barbie at Venice BeachWhen photos of  Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling filming their upcoming movie Barbie went viral earlier this year, Robbie admits now that she was "mortified."

During Robbie's recent appearance on the late night talk show The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Fallon held up the viral photos. The actress revealed how embarrassed she and Gosling felt.

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

Robbie and Gosling are wearing bright pink outfits with yellow florescent knee pads and rollerblades in the photos, which were taken at Venice Beach. She explained that she knew once they began filming exteriors, they would attract attention: "...because, you know, we stand out a little in those outfits. So, I knew there would be a little bit of attention and probably some photos would get out there, but not like it did. It was like mad."

Once the photos were made public, she says there were "hundreds of people watching all (the) time."

Robbie posted one of the photos on her Instagram (see above), captioning it, "Come on barbie [sic], let's go party."

Barbie is scheduled to release to theaters on July 21, 2023. In the meantime, you can see Robbie in the upcoming crime drama Amsterdam, co-starring Christian Bale and John David Washington, debuting in theaters on October 7, 2022. ~Alexandra Heilbron 

Comments & Discussion

  1. Lasondra Huggins • 9/21/2022 11:32:22 PM

    Yeah, a Barbie movie. I was excited for Gem and Misfits. Life-size was nice to, lol I almost see it as a Baywatch/Power Rangers. I can take my family to see this.

  2. JOE • 9/22/2022 10:24:58 AM


  3. Teresa • 9/22/2022 10:28:04 AM

    I love their outfits!

  4. Lisbeth Slabotsky • 9/22/2022 11:24:10 AM

    What a spoiled little snowflake. You wear it in the picture. What was so horrible about a pic.?

  5. PlasticFantastic • 9/22/2022 1:59:18 PM

    Yeah I bet you weren't mortified to accept the salary?! If you hated doing it so much, why take the job in the first place? Did you think it was a different Barbie? Gosling is laughing in that photos because he is having fun with it, and isn't a self-centered diva like you.

  6. ttrt • 9/22/2022 2:36:19 PM

    I thought it'd be a photo like the emma watson ones I'd heard about going by the title... But I'm guessing she's just slightly embarrassed bc of the outfit she wore during filming?

  7. Ashley • 9/22/2022 3:07:14 PM

    I bet she took the pay cheque though... I had a barbie with this outfit when I was little, the rollerblades made sparks. Barbie has always had crazy outfits, did she not know this? Talk about first world rich people problems. 🙄

  8. Dani • 9/22/2022 3:15:07 PM

    She wasn't too mortified to post it on her Instagram.

  9. ALLEN McDANIEL • 9/22/2022 8:17:50 PM

    Sorry just Doesn't Seem THAT 'HORRIFYING'. You were dressed, No? It was humourous, if I Wrong? Were the fans overzealous or uncouth? Then.........MAYbe....

  10. Polly • 9/23/2022 3:01:40 PM

    Mortified? Why? She always looks amazing.

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