Margot Robbie Had One Very Clear Condition For Her to Be Involved in Barbie

Margot Robbie Had One Very Clear Condition For Her to Be Involved in Barbie
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With a movie like this, it’s very important to make everything right.

Immediately after the news that a Barbie movie was in production hit the Internet, audiences became extremely excited about what was to come. The upcoming movie promised to be everything audiences could ask for: a celebration of the doll with lore bigger than any fictional universe could ever imagine.

What's even better is that Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig, also gave fans hope of seeing a little more than the bright facade. As lighthearted, fun and exciting as everything about Barbie has always been, it's no secret that the girls who played with these dolls always had their own stories in mind.

Exploring life through imaginary situations with a few Barbie dolls could not always be all about parties and dressing up.

Often, Barbies were little girls' introduction to more complicated subjects. To say that audiences were happy to see these concepts addressed in the trailer would be an understatement.

Margot Robbie, the actress who landed the lead role of, you guessed it, Barbie, was hailed as a perfect casting choice from the start. However, with each new promotional material, including posters, videos, and interviews, people seemed to fall in love with her even more. As it turns out, it was not just the public that thought Robbie was a perfect fit.

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In Time's latest Barbie special article, it's noted that Richard Dickson, the current president of Barbie's parent company, Mattel, also thought Margot Robbie was an example of a classic Barbie.

The actress herself, on the other hand, redirects all the praise to her co-stars, who portrayed other Barbies and Kens to represent as many people as possible:

“If [Mattel] hadn’t made that change to have a multiplicity of Barbies, I don’t think I would have wanted to attempt to make a Barbie film. I don’t think you should say, ‘This is the one version of what Barbie is, and that’s what women should aspire to be and look like and act like,” Robbie said.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of Barbies in the movie. A very diverse cast of talented actors would certainly allow all younger viewers to find a Barbie they can relate to. Hopefully, the same trend will continue within Mattel's corporate walls, and real-life Barbies will continue to find ways to include everyone in the ultimate game of imagination.

Barbie is set to hit theaters on July 21, so mark your calendars and don't forget to get your tickets early!

Source: Time