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Margot Robbie reveals she feared Barbie movie ‘would never get made’

Margot Robbie didn’t believe she would actually get to star in the film (Picture: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Margot Robbie admitted she worried the highly anticipated live action remake of Barbie would never be made ahead of the film’s release. 

The 32-year-old actress stars in the film as Barbie herself alongside Ryan Gosling, 42, who takes on the role of Ken. 

Trailers for the film sent fans into an excited frenzy as they watched Margot on the beach in Barbie Land – dressed in a pink gingham dress and matching hat – greet her fellow Barbies and Kens.

The Beach Boys’ song Fun, Fun, Fun helped set the tone as it played in the background to the dolls vibrant parties as audiences were introduced to the star-studded cast. 

Despite the anticipation for the flick’s release, Margot has admitted she feared it would never see the big screen.

She told Bafta: ‘The first time I read the Barbie script, my reaction was: “Ah! This is so good. What a shame it will never see the light of day because they are never going to let us make this movie”. But they did’. 

Margot takes on the main role of Barbie (Picture: WARNER BROS)
Ryan stars alongside Margot in the movie as Ken (Picture: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Oscar-winning director Greta Gerwig brought the concept to life and revealed to Dua Lipa on her podcast At Your Service: ‘Like, where do you even begin? What would be the story? I think it was that feeling I had that it would be really interesting terror. 

‘Usually, that’s where the best stuff is. When you’re like: “I am terrified of that”. Anything where you’re like: “This could be a career-ender” then you’re like: “OK, I probably should do it”.

The flick contains a star-studded cast (Picture: Warner Bros. Pictures)

‘Initially, I didn’t know I was going to direct it. And then it was at a certain point while we were writing it that I realised I really wanted to direct it because I thought it was so great. 

‘I think the moment I knew I wanted to direct it was when Noah said to me: “Are you sure you want to direct this?” And I was like: “Oh, are you interested in directing it? No, no, this one’s mine”’.

Greta co-wrote the script with her husband – the filmmaker director Noah Baumbach – who directed 2005’s The Squid And The Whale and 2019’s Marriage Story.

The film is set for release on July 21. 

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