Margot Robbie reveals not kissing Ryan Gosling in Barbie 'didn't feel like a win' for her

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie
Robbie revealed she's still pretty bummed out about it. Photo credit: Getty Images

Margot Robbie has admitted she's still pretty bummed out about not getting to kiss co-star Ryan Gosling in Barbiesee, celebrities really are just like us. 

Speaking to People magazine for its latest issue, Robbie - who portrays the titular Barbie in the Greta Gerwig-directed blockbuster - revealed she was disappointed she couldn't add Gosling, who stars opposite her as Ken, to her supposed kiss list, as the two never shared a full-on pash in the film.

When asked if she was relieved there wasn't any full-frontal snogging scripted for Barbie and Ken, Robbie replied with a laugh: "Uh, no! That didn't feel like a win for me."

The 33-year-old, who also produced the film, added her close friends were flabbergasted when they found out there wasn't a kissing scene between the two characters - particularly as Robbie had such a hands-on role in the project. 

"All of my girlfriends were like, 'Well, you did a whole movie with him and you don't kiss? What's wrong with you? I thought you were kind of in charge on this one!'" she laughed.

"I was like, 'I know, I can't check that one off [my list]'."

Gosling, on the other hand, seemed pretty pleased he and Robbie weren't required to ramp up their working relationship, telling People: "I'm so glad all of that got cut out."

Both Robbie and Gosling are in long-term relationships: Robbie married British film producer Tom Ackerley in 2016, while Gosling has been coupled up with his The Place Beyond the Pines co-star, actress Eva Mendes, since 2011.

Robbie's comments come about seven months after she faced backlash for revealing she had orchestrated an unscripted kiss with Brad Pitt on the set of the 2022 period comedy-drama Babylon

In an interview with E! News, Robbie admitted she had convinced director Damien Chazelle to sneak a kiss between her character and Pitt's into the scene, despite it not being in the original script -  adding that she wanted an "opportunity" to lock lips with the veteran actor. 

"That wasn't in the script," she told E! News. "But I thought, when else am I gonna get the chance to kiss Brad Pitt? I'm just gonna go for it.

"I said, 'Damien, I think Nellie [LaRoy, her character] would just go up and kiss Jack [Conrad, played by Pitt]'," she recalled. 

"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'."

In an ensuing controversy on social media, a number of people pointed out that there would have been a much wider outpouring of anger if the roles were reversed.

"Now, imagine if it was 'Brad Pitt snuck in an unscripted kiss with Margot Robbie'?" one tweeted. 

The Australian actress later clarified to Entertainment Tonight that all the actors had established their "boundaries" beforehand due to the film's graphic content. 

"We all established our boundaries before making this movie, because it's a movie that really pushes boundaries in a lot of ways," she said, adding, "We're all good."

Pitt also came to Robbie's defence, noting "there's always room for character interpretation" before praising her performance as "the best I've ever seen her".