DC’s baseball bat-wielding Margot Robbie, known for her strong character as Harley Quinn, took her fans by surprise after opting for Barbie’s role in the upcoming $100 million film. The Suicide Squad actress, however, made a controversial remark just two months before the movie’s scheduled release.
Margot Robbie Was All About Forts And Trucks
Margot Robbie, who is all set to appear in the upcoming $100 million movie, Barbie, made a controversial remark on Greta Gerwig’s fantasy comedic film, which depicts Barbie’s existential crises. The actress revealed that she wasn’t a Barbie fanatic as a child.
During an interview with Vogue, the actress expressed how growing up, not everyone was a fan of Barbie. Sharing her own experience, growing up in Australia, the actress said: “I don’t think I ever owned a Barbie. Building “cubbies” was what we did all the time.”
She revealed that when she used to visit her cousin’s home, they’d build forts (cubbies for Australians) and play with trucks. Robbie admitted that she wasn’t a fan of the iconic doll at all. In another interview, Robbie admitted that“Gal Gadot is Barbie energy,” but wasn’t available to do the film.
Not only this but a few days back, Robbie stated in an interview that while playing the character, she had to sort through questions regarding “beauty and s*xiness.” The actress revealed:
“I’m like, ‘Okay, she’s a doll. She’s a plastic doll. She doesn’t have organs. If she doesn’t have organs, she doesn’t have reproductive organs. If she doesn’t have reproductive organs, would she even feel s*xual desire?’
Robbie, who is also producing the upcoming movie through her production company, LuckyChap, made a straightforward pitch to Mattel to acquire Barbie’s production rights. She revealed she had a frank discussion on how the film would include “not just people loving the doll but also hating it as well.”
Margot Robbie Didn’t Dream Of Being Barbie
As Greta Gerwig and her team gear up for Baribie’s July release, Margot Robbie’s Vogue interview came as a shocking anecdote of how the actress managed to portray a character she was never fond of. When asked what compelled her to produce and star in a live-action movie like Barbie, she confessed:
“It wasn’t that I ever wanted to play Barbie, or dreamt of being Barbie, or anything like that. This is going to sound stupid, but I really didn’t even think about playing Barbie until years into developing the project.”
Margot Robbie, who aims to portray Barbie’s existential crises, shared that she wanted to honor the “60-year legacy of Mattel”. She previously said in her pitch:
“But we have to acknowledge that there are a lot of people who aren’t fans of Barbie. And in fact, aren’t just indifferent to Barbie. They actively hate Barbie. And have a real issue with Barbie. We need to find a way to acknowledge that.”
The movie also stars Ryan Gosling as Ken. Different variations of Barbie are played by actors like Issa Ray (President Barbie), Hari Nef (Doctor Barbie), and Alexandra Shipp (Writer Barbie). Interestingly, John Cena will appear as Merman Ken.
Barbie releases on July 21, 2023.