Margot Robbie has talked about what she’ll bring to the forthcoming Barbie film, following news she’s been cast as the iconic doll.
“I think it’s a great opportunity to put some positivity out in the world and a chance to be aspirational for younger kids,” she told Variety.
She previously told the magazine: “Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president.”
It was announced that Robbie has been recruited to play Barbie in January this year, after Amy Schumer dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. In July, it emerged that Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach were in talks to co-write and direct the film, who will no doubt bring a new dimension to the iconic doll.
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Gerwig directed her first feature film in 2018 with Oscar-nominated Lady Bird. The movie secured two Golden Globes for both Best Picture and Best Actress in recognition of Saoirse Ronan’s performance.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.
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