Word of advice: Don’t call Margot Robbie a “bombshell” because she doesn’t like it.
The Oscar nominee revealed in US Vogue‘s July issue that she hates being described as that word because she’s far from one.
“I hate that word. I hate it — so much,” the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star told the fashion magazine. “I feel like a brat saying that because there are worse things, but I’m not a bombshell. I’m not someone who walks in a room and the record stops and people turn like, ‘Look at that woman.’ That doesn’t happen.
“People who know me, if they had to sum me up in one word I don’t know what that word would be, but I’m certain it would not be bombshell,” added the 28-year-old.
Similar words have been used to describe the actress in the past. Case in point, a 2016 Vanity Fair feature about the star that was widely panned as creepy and sexist.
“She is 26 and beautiful, not in that otherworldly, catwalk way but in a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance,” author Rich Cohen wrote at the time. “She is blonde but dark at the roots. She is tall but only with the help of certain shoes… She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character.”
Like many people, Robbie was not a fan of the article, telling The Project‘s Carrie Bickmore that she did feel uneasy while being interviewed by Cohen.
“I remember doing the interview, and being like, ‘That one was an odd one, a really odd interview, I don’t know how that’s going to come out,'” said Robbie. “Then I read it and I was like, ‘Yeah, the tone of this is really weird, I don’t really know what he’s trying to get at or play at’ — but I didn’t expect it’d be like an uproar about it, at all.
“But I’ve read far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things on a daily basis,” she added. “Maybe I’m desensitised to it now.”
Still, don’t call her bombshell.