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    Why Margot Robbie Faced Backlash Over Improvising A Kiss With Brad Pitt?

    The success tale of Margot Robbie is one for the books! From working in Australian soap operas to starring in films alongside industry mavericks like Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron, she has proven her mettle with her performances. Recently, she starred alongside Brad in ‘Babylon,’ an ode to Hollywood.

    In the film, Margot Robbie plays an up-and-coming actress, Nellie LaRoy, and Brad Pitt stars as a successful actor and a drunkard, Jack Conrad. This love letter to the cinema and ode to the grand, bad world of Hollywood is directed by Damien Chazelle. During the film, there is a kissing scene between Margot and Brad that became the talk of the town due to a borderline perverted comment that Robbie made.

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    Margot Robbie Staged An Improvised Kiss With Brad Pitt

    Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt in 'Babylon'
    Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt in ‘Babylon’

    Apart from a stellar performance with a limited scope, Margot Robbie shone in ‘Babylon.’ She reunited with her ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ co-star, Brad Pitt. Amidst many stunning frames in the film, there was one sultry scene that grabbed the eyeballs of the audience. The credit goes to Margot Robbie because, as per her admission, she staged the kissing scene.

    While talking to E! News, Margot Robbie talked about the sizzling kiss scene. She said, “That wasn’t in the script, but I thought, ‘When else am I gonna get the chance to kiss Brad Pitt? I’m just gonna go for it.’ “

    Robbie convinced the director to shoot the scene in the film. “I said, ‘Damien, I think Nellie would just go up and kiss Jack. 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,’ “ she said.

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    Brad Pitt Reacted To The Scripted Kiss

    Pitt reacted to 'Barbie' actress' revelation about the improvised kiss
    Pitt reacted to ‘Barbie’ actress’ revelation about the improvised kiss

    During a red carpet event, Entertainment Tonight asked him about the kiss that Margot Robbie added to the script. Brad came in defense of the actress, saying, “No, Not necessarily. There’s always room for character interpretation.” He said that the kiss is “the tamest thing” Margot did. Brad added, “She’s on fire on this. It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen her.”

    However, the kiss revelation did not sit well with the netizens. They observed that if it had been Brad, he would have received heavy criticism for being a pervert. A user also called Robbie’s act “disgusting.” Here are some reactions from Twitteratis:

    In another interview, Margot Robbie cleared the air over the kiss saying, “We all established boundaries before making this movie, because it’s a movie that really pushes boundaries in a lot of ways.”

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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