Margot Robbie reveals the adorable 'favor' she requested while shooting the 'Barbie' movie
Further proof that this movie is going to unleash our inner child.
Promotion for the upcoming “Barbie” movie is in full swing as Margot Robbie (who plays the titular blonde) and a huge supporting cast grace various talk shows to chat about the film. Though no one knows fully what to expect from the story, all signs point toward it being a very fun ride.
Case in point: the adorable “favor” Robbie asked director Greta Gerwig before taking on the iconic role.While appearing on “The Kelly Clarkson Show," Robbie, along with cast members America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon and Issa Rae, shared their personal, childhood connections to the doll. For Robbie, it was the Christmas she received a Barbie Dreamhouse that she quickly became “obsessed” with.
So obsessed, in fact, that she told Gerwig, “I’ll follow your vision. Whatever you want this Barbie movie to be, let’s do that. [But] please, please, please can we have a Dream House where she has a slide that goes from her bedroom down to her pool,? Because that is my goal in life."
Now if that’s not a relatable goal, I don’t know what is.
Robbie clearly got her wish, because in the trailer dropped on May 30, you can’t miss that shamelessly girly pink slide attached to Barbie’s house.
Even before seeing the movie, what’s apparent is that the “Barbie” creators were determined to let their inner child run wild.
In a previous interview with Vogue, Robbie shared adorable anecdotes like leaving Ryan Gosling (who plays loveable himbo doll Ken) a little present every day, bonding with all the other Barbies during a Barbie sleepover, and having “movie church” Sundays where the group would watch films that were reference points.
The set design required so much pink paint that there was an international shortage, for crying out loud. This seriously sounds like the best summer camp ever.
Barbie means a lot of things to a lot of people, but one common denominator is the way she ignites a sense of childlike wonder in our hearts. Or, at the very least, she takes us back to a time when that wonder was much easier to access. It makes sense that in order to successfully tell a story about such a magical doll, everyone involved would need to take fun very, very seriously. And the way they are doing it is so infectious that you can bet plenty of folks will show up and the movie theater dressed in pink from head to toe, with the same kind of excitement. I know I will.
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