Margot Robbie has addressed her controversial unscripted kiss with “Babylon” co-star Brad Pitt.
“We all established our boundaries before making this movie, because it’s a movie that really pushes boundaries in a lot of ways,” she informed Leisure Tonight time on the movie’s premiere final week. “We’re all good.”
The Australian actor, who’s married to British producer Tom Ackerley, attracted some criticism earlier this month after she revealed she improvised her kiss along with her co-star.
“That wasn’t in the script,” she informed E! Information. “But I thought, ‘When else am I gonna get the chance to kiss Brad Pitt? I’m just gonna go for it.’”
Within the comedy-drama, Robbie stars as Nellie, an actor making an attempt to make it in Nineteen Twenties Hollywood, whereas Pitt co-stars as veteran actor Jack Conrad.
“I said, ‘Damien, I think Nellie would just go up and kiss Jack,’” Robbie informed E! Information, recalling a dialog with director Damien Chazelle. “And Damien was like, ‘Well, she could—wait, hold on. You just wanna kiss Brad Pitt.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, so sue me. This opportunity might never come up again.’ And he was like, ‘It does work for the character,’ and I was like, ‘I think so.’”
Finally, Chazelle felt the kiss “really works,” and needed to shoot one other take and embrace it within the movie, Robbie mentioned.
However some social media customers took challenge with Robbie’s blasé feedback, suggesting her actions have been inappropriate and that there would have been a unique response had the roles been reversed. Others felt Robbie’s feedback have been in poor style, given abuse allegations towards Pitt from his ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
Requested on the “Babylon” premiere about how “Margot snuck in a kiss,” Pitt informed ET “there’s always room for character interpretation.”
“Believe me, that’s the tamest thing she does in this,” he added. “She’s on fire on this. It’s the best I’ve ever seen her.”
Within the wake of sexual misconduct allegations that ignited the Me Too motion and Hollywood’s ongoing reckoning with abuse, movie units have made modifications to the best way actors shoot intimate scenes whereas navigating consent and bounds. Many productions now make use of intimacy coordinators to assist defend and safely information actors by way of this kind of work.