Margot Robbie thinks Barbie is a role model for women.
The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actress will play the iconic doll in the Greta Gerwig-directed film to be released next year, which stars 41-year-old Ryan Gosling as Margot’s love interest Kane.
Margot, 32, told The Sun on Sunday (31.07.22): “When I read the script, I really thought, ‘This is one of the best scripts I’ve ever read.
“I needed to be a part of this story. I remember talking with Ryan before we started shooting and we were so excited to be a part of this incredible script.
“Whatever people expect the Barbie movie to be like, they need to completely re-think because Greta has done something special here.”
Referring to how Barbie was fitted in a drug uniform for a range of toys, she said: “And Barbie is such a role model. She was a surgeon in the early ’70s, when a small percentage of women were applying for medical school.
It’s expected that Barbie will get a modern makeover in keeping with the #MeToo movement in the hands of Greta, 38, whose last films were “Lady Bird” and “Little Woman.”
Me Too was the focus of the 2019 film ‘Bombshell’, which was based on the sexual assault of women working at Fox News, and which featured Margot as Kayla Pospisil.
The actress had told at the time that it was while working in the film that she realized what sexual harassment is.
Margot, 32, married to filmmaker husband Tom Ackerley, told Net A Porter: “I’m in my twenties, I’m educated, I’m worldly, I’ve traveled, I have my own business, and I didn’t know. this is madness.
“I didn’t know you could say, ‘I’ve been sexually assaulted’ without anyone physically touching you.
“That you can say, ‘It’s not okay’. I didn’t know.”
Margot also stated that she has experienced harassment but “not in Hollywood”, adding: “I struggle to find many women who have not experienced sexual harassment at some stage.”