If her reaction is anything to go by, it seems that 29-year-old Aussie actress Margot Robbie is, in fact, the only person not bothered by Jim Carrey’s horrendously awkward comments about her looks on last night’s Graham Norton Show.
But, let’s face it, this Oscar-nominated actress is pretty talented (FYI, for her acting, Jim), so there’s every chance she’s using her acting prowess to try and not look mortified on one of Britain’s most popular shows.
If that’s the case, f**k me, she’s good. Because Carrey’s comments were cringe AF.
In case you missed it; Jim Carrey, Margot Robbie, Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Smith and Lewis Capaldi were all guests on last night’s Graham Norton Show.
During the show, 58-year-old Carrey – who was promoting his latest movie Sonic The Hedgehog – put it upon himself to launch a tirade of awkward ‘compliments’ in Robbie’s direction. At one point during the group interview, Carrey turned to Robbie – who was promoting her latest film, Suicide Squad follow-up, Birds of Prey – and said:
“You’re really something, Margot Robbie. It’s incredible you got as far as you have with your obvious physical disadvantages. That’s pure talent there. That’s a talent override there.”
I’m not endorsing this reaction, but Harley Quinn would’ve hammered him there and then.
Robbie laughed off the comments and appeared to be unfazed by The Mask star’s seemingly condescending comments towards her (no doubt using her Oscar-worthy acting powers). Luckily, the internet had her back – and then some.
One user tweeted:
“Did Jim Carrey just tell Margot Robbie she’s got where she is because of her looks? Can’t stand the man tbh.”
“Margot Robbie should win an Oscar for pretending to like Jim Carrey. #GrahamNortonShow.”
A third tweeted:
“I love Jim Carrey to death but his comments on Margot Robbie last night left me extremely disappointed.
“I think in his head he was trying to be funny but it came across as condescending, rude and weird. Might skip the Sonic movie after this, but not sure…”
One audience member said that some of Carrey’s comments were actually cut from the show’s edit. They tweeted:
“I was in the audience in the audience last night, it wasn’t just that comment that pissed her off. The part he said he has never been to Australia he cracked another joke asking her whether she’s aboriginal! She was taken aback by that aswell but bbc cut that part out.”
I can actually hear the crickets chirping.
Robbie is currently in the UK promoting her new film, Birds of Prey, in which she is reviving her infamous Suicide Squad character, Harley Quinn.
The Aussie actress has an exciting few weeks ahead of her, as she has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Academy Awards for her her explosive role in Bombshell. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – in which Robbie played Sharon Tate – has been nominated for a s**t ton of awards, including Best Picture.
Where’s your Oscar nom, Jim? IJS.
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