It's an enigma that has thrown into crisis even the best Hollywood casting directors – how to make a film about a stupid blonde for the #MeToo generation. And maybe it's no surprise that, for all the beautiful and incredibly proportionate actresses of Tinseltown, no one was willing to take on the role of Barbie in a great new Hollywood movie. Until now. Spread Margot Robbie, and a new-look Barbie who, according to insiders, is about to make one of the most unlikely transformations in the history of plastic dolls, from the airhead to the feminist icon. According to a source inside Mattel, the toy manufacturer responsible for the creation of the doll and the new film being developed, Robbie's interpretation will have an "advantage".
Petal Power: The graceful dress of the Brook collection of Robbie (right) is all frills and flowers – like Barbie's summer number (left) "It's a person who is unrelated to both men and women. and a feminist, this is what Mattel is looking for, "the source said. & # 39; Barbie has been attacked over the years to be an unrealistic model for girls, to be focused on fashion and to be beautiful. & # 39; The madman is desperately trying to change his image. The new film will have a traditional Barbie with decidedly non-traditional visions. It is about making it recognizable in a modern world.
Flight of fantasy: tailor-made clothes for Robbie (right) in Pan Am of TV and 1966 flight attendant Pan Am Barbie (left)
It fits your look: Robbie's Dior mini dress (right) and Pabie's tuxedo-inspired turn-based dress years (left) & # 39; Margot is a feminist. The new screenplay authorizes Barbie and has a lot of humor. People will be surprised. In fact, being just 28 years old Robbie, one of Hollywood's brightest actresses, was something of a coup d'état, the Australian star made his name alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Il lupo di Wall Street and was nominated for the Oscar for her role as controversial American figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.
Scarlet women: Robbie in Versace (right) – a nod to Barbie's cherry red dress (left) Mattel was undoubtedly pleased to see that Robbie likes to talk about embracing "new wave feminism", but as these images show, she has other distinct advantages when it comes to pretending to be the most famous doll on the planet. In fact, it seems to have been silently audited for years. For some time, the actress has adopted a wardrobe oddly similar to the Barbie range. Evening dresses have the same diamond studs or deep necklines, floral ruffles or risqué hems. Even the most modest clothes by Barbie – a flight attendant uniform or a Peter Pan collar dress – proved to be an inspiration.
Exposure: a long Valentino dress for Robbie (right) and a jeweled suit for Barbie (left) & # 39; Margot is the doppelganger of Barbie and the fact that she dressed like Barbie, intentionally or purely by chance, simply reinforces the fact that she is the best woman for the part, "said the source. But Barbie is more than beautiful. Mattel wants her to be an ambitious figure that inspires girls to be what they want to be in life. "The buggy is someone who has achieved so much. He started in Neighbors and is now an Oscar-nominated actress. Who is better to play Barbie? His Barbie will be cheeky, fun and intelligent. "
Black magic: Barbie (left) in one embellished shift and Robbie (right) in a halterneck Proo Schoular It is not difficult to understand why getting the 80 million pound product was difficult, or, as an insider says, " The hell of development ". After all, the Warner Brothers production is fighting a wave of controversy related to the Barbie which has built over 60 years. The actress and comedian Amy Schumer, initially interpreted as Barbie, abandoned 2017 by citing "programming problems". She was replaced by Anne Hathaway, the star of Les Misérables, who left the project at the end of last year. "The screenplay was not at the height," explains the source, "and it was not the only one, with the attempts made out of the way, including a script by the former Sex And The City screenwriter, Jenny Bicks. It seems that most of them have adhered to a courageous theme: Barbie must leave her fantastic world of mansions Malibu and Pink Corvettes and finally face reality.
Amy Schumer (pictured above) was originally cast as Barbie
Old Hollywood: Barbie (left) looks at every inch the icon in pink satin and feathers – as does Robbie (right) in Miu Miu According to someone who has seen a version (Robbie's script is still being written ), has echoes of Legally Blonde, about a perfectionist who enters the real world. "One of the more recent versions of the film has embraced modern themes such as body dysmorphia, online bullying and how many young women struggle with the body image in a world where peer pressure is immense," The source said "Margot is producing the new film and will have a great contribution in the plot and how her Barbie will be a modern woman who will make her way in the world."
Girl next door: pretty lace for Barbie (left) and Robbie (right) in the atelier Georges Hobeika The brand has been historically criticized for creating a doll that represented an image impossible to imitate for girls . If Barbie's elongated body and slim waist had been translated into the real world, it would be 5ft 9in with a 39-inch bust, an 18-inch waist, 33-inch sides and a three-piece shoe. At just 110 pounds she would have been considered anorexic – and her baby-sized feet would not support her body. There have been further rumblings that the range contributes to the "pink" derision of girls' childhood, and has historically failed to be racially inclusive.
Bright future: Sparkles everywhere for Barbie (left) in a tight-fitting fishtail and Robbie (right) in a still-embellished Rodarte Mattel, who sells three Barbie dolls per second, claims he fought to 'modernize'. ; Barbie for a while. In 1959 the American business woman Ruth Handler, who was tired of seeing little girls only offered to "little girls" dolls, now comes in a range of 17 different skin tones. No longer exclusively blonde, there are 24 possible hairstyles including an afro and long blue hair. In 2017 they also introduced a line with more realistic figures, including sinuous hips and thighs. Over the years she has moved from being simply a fashion model to a variety of "aspirational" jobs from the astronaut to the surgeon.
Ruth Handler (pictured above) died in 2002 and was the original creator of Barbie
Barbie (left) as icon Marilyn Monroe and Robbie (right) during the premiere of the film "I, Tonya", Los AngelesThe story of Barbie's films is not illustrious. So far there have been 28 animated versions, all directly on DVD. This latest project has yet to announce a director or even a job title. Despite the controversy, production has continued and the money to finance the film has not stopped flowing. "Mattel decided before making a Barbie movie live in 2014 but the challenge was to make it comparable to today's audience. ", explained the insider." Barbie is iconic but there are pitfalls. The screenplay must balance the way it has been perceived for generations – like a blonde bomb – with the way Mattel is trying to reinvent it for today's audience. "It was a complicated process, which is why other actresses have withdrawn, but now everyone is talking about Margot, it's perfect for the look, but it also brings intelligent intelligence to the role." and exciting comments on Barbie are something to go on, she will not have any problem in her new role. "Playing with Barbie promotes trust, curiosity and communication during a child's journey to self-discovery," he commented enthusiastically. Mattel undoubtedly hopes him.