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“She’s so genuinely sincere”: Margot Robbie Reveals Fast X Star Was First Choice for ‘Barbie’ Before Amy Schumer Was Seriously Considered for the Role

"She’s so genuinely sincere": Margot Robbie Reveals Fast X Star Was First Choice for 'Barbie' Before Amy Schumer Was Seriously Considered for the Role

The talented actress and producer Margot Robbie recently made a startling revelation about the casting process for the highly anticipated film Barbie. Gal Gadot, best known for playing Wonder Woman, was reportedly considered for the iconic role of Barbie. After landing the role, Margot Robbie revealed that Gal Gadot was director Greta Gerwig’s initial pick.

Gal Gadot: The Original Barbie Choice

Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot

Margot Robbie claims that the critically acclaimed director of Barbie, Greta Gerwig, was convinced that Gal Gadot radiated the quintessential “Barbie energy.” Robbie praised Gadot for being an excellent candidate for the iconic role because of her undeniable beauty, unique charm, and genuine sincerity and enthusiasm.

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Robbie praised Gadot for being “genuinely sincere” and “enthusiastically kind,” praising her ability to win over audiences with her stunning looks and genuine warmth. Gadot’s vitality was a perfect fit for Gerwig’s conception of Barbie. Unfortunately, Gal Gadot declined the offer due to scheduling conflicts, and Robbie was cast in the part.

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“Because Gal Gadot is so impossibly beautiful, but you don’t hate her for being that beautiful, because she’s so genuinely sincere, and she’s so enthusiastically kind, that it’s almost dorky. It’s like right before being a dork.”

Amy Schumer, another well-known actress, was considered for the role of Barbie before Margot Robbie’s eventual casting. Schumer was supposed to play the iconic doll in 2016. However, due to scheduling conflicts, Schumer had to back out of the project a few months later.

Despite the mystery surrounding Schumer’s departure, Robbie was given a chance to give life to her vision of Barbie after being cast in the role.

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Barbie Has A Diverse Ensemble Cast

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

The Barbie movie promises various versions of Barbie and Ken. In the film, talented actor Ryan Gosling plays Ken to Margot Robbie’s Barbie. On the other hand, the film takes a fascinating turn by introducing multiple Kens.

Barbie features an ensemble cast of talented actresses portraying various Barbies and Kens. Different versions of Barbie are portrayed by artists like Hari Nef, Emma Mackey, Dua Lipa, Anna Cruz Kayne, Sharon Rooney, Kate McKinnon, Nicola Coughlan, Alexandra Shipp, Ritu Arya, and Issa Rae.

Not only does the film’s all-star cast reflect Hollywood’s wide range of talent, but it also strengthens the movie’s dedication to diversity and inclusion. Margot Robbie has done more for Barbie than just playing the title character.

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Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

Robbie’s role as the film’s producer exemplifies her commitment to bringing compelling narratives to the big screen. Her dedication to the project shows how much she values storytelling and wants to promote underrepresented stories in Hollywood.

Robbie’s comeback to the spotlight, even after brief hiatuses from social media, never fails to make a big impression on people worldwide. Her role in Barbie reminds her of her enormous talent and impact on the entertainment business.

Barbie promises to be a fascinating new take on the classic franchise thanks to its ensemble cast, which includes many different versions of Barbie and Ken. As fans wait for Barbie’s July 21 theatrical release, new details from behind-the-scenes keep building anticipation for a fantastic moviegoing experience.

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