Margot Robbie teasing what’s to come in the future Barbie movie i Vogues new summer number.
The actress, who stars as the titular doll and is also producing the film through her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, told the outlet that it was important to acknowledge the iconic brand’s influence, along with acknowledging those who aren’t fans of it.
“We obviously want to honor the 60-year legacy that this brand has,” she said in the cover story. “But we have to recognize that there are a lot of people who are not fans of Barbie.”
She continued: “And actually don’t just care about Barbie. They actively hate Barbie. And have a real problem with Barbie. We have to find a way to acknowledge that.”
The actress said this after reading the script Greta Gerwigwho directed the film, and Noah Baumbachshe thought it was “brilliant”.
Speaking to the outlet about transforming into her character, Robbie said she initially struggled to think of ways to immerse herself in her role.
She said Gerwig then gave her a podcast recommendation that pointed to a woman without an inner monologue, which was helpful in her process.
Robbie also worked to examine the hypersexualization of the doll.
“I’m like, okay, she’s a doll. She’s a plastic doll,” she shared Vogue. “She doesn’t have organs. If she doesn’t have organs, she doesn’t have reproductive organs. If she doesn’t have reproductive organs, would she even feel sexual desire? No, I don’t think she could.”
“She is sexualised. But she should never be sexy,” Robbie continued.
Along with Robbie, the other Barbies in the film include Ritu Arya, Nicola Coughlan, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae and Alexandra Shipp.
The film also plays a part Ryan gosling as Ken, hits theaters July 21.
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