“That might save that little girl’s life one day”: Margot Robbie is Ready to Defend 1 Controversial Barbie Dialogue With Her Life That Many Watchers Found Bizarre 

Barbie brought attention to a variety of topics in a nearly 2-hour pastel fashion. What else can you ask for?

“That might save that little girl’s life one day”: Margot Robbie is Ready to Defend 1 Controversial Barbie Dialogue With Her Life That Many Watchers Found Bizarre 

SUMMARY

  • Margot Robbie portrayed one of the iconic doll’s many incarnations in the film, which follows her into the real world following an existential crisis.
  • She must ultimately decide between staying in Barbie Land and becoming human, and her choice is not fully apparent until the very last line.
  • Robbie defended the controversial “I am here to see my gynecologist” Barbie dialogue with her life, which many viewers found strange.
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Since Barbie came out in the summer of last year, we can assume that the majority of people have seen Greta Gerwig’s film by now. In the final moments of the film, we saw the lead character, Barbie (Margot Robbie), sporting a brown blazer, blue jeans, and Birkenstocks.

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Symbolizing Barbie’s transformation from a “perfect” doll to a woman, the restrained ensemble is a stark contrast to the pink gowns and cowboy hats that dominate the rest of the movie. Barbie entered an office dressed like she was from the real world, beaming with excitement. Perhaps you think she was there for a job interview. Rather, she said the movie’s pivotal last line— “I’m here to see my gynecologist”—to the receptionist when she asked what brought her in. 

While the statement startled a few executives, Robbie disclosed that her favorite dialogue line is actually the last six words (gynecologist) of the film rather than the whole speech. As a producer, she took on a lot of challenges and sometimes had to deal with unease or nervousness from the studio and companies involved in Barbie. But for the actress, the final line in the film was “hill I was ready to die on”.

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Margot Robbie as Barbie

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Margot Robbie Celebrated Greta Gerwig’s Bold Gynecological Punch Line

It takes bravery to venture into unknown waters, particularly when delicate subjects like gynecology are involved. Greta Gerwig, though, is not afraid to challenge convention. Margot Robbie’s punch line, which breaks free from the constraints of silence, may open the door for candid discussions, which our younger viewers sorely need.

“I’m here to see my gynecologist”, the final six words of the film, are Robbie’s most proud dialogue moment. In her capacity as a producer, she overcame many difficulties, occasionally resolving tension or anxiety from the studio and businesses associated with Barbie. She told THR:

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“But the last line of the movie was the hill I was ready to die on.”

Margot Robbie in Barbie
Margot Robbie in Barbie

Robbie has received feedback, the identity of which she will not reveal, expressing concern that the line might encourage too many questions from younger viewers:

“I said, ‘If that’s the only thing this movie accomplishes, then I will be so proud, because that might save that little girl’s life one day’. I think it’s extremely important that girls know, and if this movie makes them ask, then it will all have been worthwhile.” 

With a staggering $1.44 billion in revenue and multiple record-breaking releases, Barbie is officially the highest-grossing film of last year. Described by Warner Bros. as ‘reaching a Barbillion’, it also marked the biggest opening for a female director.

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Greta Gerwig Wanted The Film to End on a ‘Very Emotional’ Note

A still from Barbie
A still from Barbie

Barbie by Greta Gerwig, ended with a clever farewell joke. The doll that Margot Robbie portrayed has come to life and appears to be entering a job interview, but she is actually at a doctor’s office. The director informed USA Today about writing the last line:

“With this film, it was important for me that everything operated on at least two levels. I knew I wanted to end on a mic drop kind of joke, but I also find it very emotional. When I was a teenage girl, I remember growing up and being embarrassed about my body, and just feeling ashamed in a way that I couldn’t even describe. It felt like everything had to be hidden.

The film has received phenomenal reviews. Over its first weekend, the film grossed an astounding $162 million.

A still of Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in Barbie (2023).
A still of Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in Barbie (2023)

The movie exceeded all expectations and became the biggest opening weekend for a non-franchise movie ever. Gerwig discussed its conclusion in a different interview with IndieWire, saying: 

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“I feel that line and that ending is something that I feel about most things that I’ve ever made — there’s something where I don’t rightly feel like I can take credit for it. It sort of came to me in a dream and then it was like, ‘It can be no other way.’”

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Robbie plays the title character in Barbie, a doll who leaves Barbieland to find that the real world is not what she had imagined humanity to be. Ken, played by Ryan Gosling, is Barbie’s companion as she ventures into the real world.

Barbie is now playing in theaters.

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Between everyday normalities and supernatural abnormalities, Siddhika Prajapati finds the story in everything. Literature Honors Graduate and Post-Graduated in Journalism (from Delhi University), her undying need to deduce the extraordinary out of simplicity makes her a vibrant storyteller.

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