Margot Robbie set to play Barbie in the film about the iconic fashion doll, but when Robbie and writer / director Greta Gerwig Taking on the role, they know that an artist has shown Barbie in every way – Gal Gadot.
“Gal Gadot is Barbie energy,” Robbie said Vogue. “Because Gal Gadot is not very beautiful, but you don’t hate her because of her beauty, because she’s really sincere, and she’s so passionately kind, that it’s almost unforgettable. It’s like before being a dork .
The Wonder Woman star wasn’t available for the role, but Robbie used Gadot’s “Barbie energy” as a model while casting the film.
What to Expect from Barbie?
“After being kicked out of Barbieland for being a less-than-perfect doll, Barbie heads out into the real world to find true happiness with a little help from Ken,” the official synopsis reads. Robbie plays the titular Barbie, while Ryan Gosling starring Ken.
The film will include different iterations of Barbie and Ken. Actresses who have played other versions of Barbie include Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Nicola Coughlan, Sharon Rooney, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya, and Dua Lipa. Scott Evans, Simi Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, and Kingsley Ben-Adir star as a variation of Ken.
Barbie is directed by Gerwig, who co-wrote the film with Noah Baumbach. This is the first live-action Barbie feature film. Robbie will produce alongside Tom Ackerley, David Heyman, and Robbie Brenner. Barbie is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 21, where it will do well at the box office. Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.