Gal Gadot was originally thought to play the lead role. BarbieMargot Robbie surprisingly explained.
This Wonder Woman 1984 The 38-year-old star was actually director Greta Gerwig and Robbie’s first choice to portray the iconic toy character, before the role eventually went to the Australian actress.
Robbie, who is also the producer of the upcoming movie, said in a new interview: demand She and Gerwig, 39, said they were looking for someone with “Barbie energy” and thought Gadot was perfect for the role.
“Gal Gadot is the energy of Barbie,” the July 2023 cover star said.
“Because Gal Gadot is impossibly beautiful, but you don’t hate her for being so beautiful because she’s really sincere and so enthusiastic that it’s almost silly. Just like before I was stupid”.
Unfortunately, Gadot wasn’t able to take on the role at the time, so Robbie stepped in as the lead role.
Long before Gadot was considered for the role, Amy Schumer was first announced as the lead actress in Sony’s live-action Barbie movie in 2016, but four months later, in March 2017, she confirmed she would no longer appear in the movie, citing the schedule. conflicts.
Don’t miss any stories — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to keep up to date with the best PEOPLE has to offer, from celebrity news to interesting stories that interest people.
This Babylon Judging by the viral trailers for the movie, it looks like the star has made the role her own, along with co-star Ryan Gosling, who plays Barbie’s boyfriend Ken.
Talking about his transformation, Gosling, 42, said that Robbie helped him take on the character of Ken every day on set.
The actor told demand: “[Robbie] Every day while we were shooting, Barbie left Ken a pink gift with a pink bow.
“It was all about the beach. Like puka shells or a sign that says ‘Pray for the surf’. Because Ken’s job is just the beach. I never quite understood what that meant. But I felt like he was trying to help Ken understand through these gifts.”
Robbie and Gosling appeared at CinemaCon 2023 last month with writer-director Gerwig as the official full-length trailer to offer a preview of the much-talked about movie. Barbie made his exit.
That same day, the film’s official Instagram account posted various character posters revealing who everyone was playing, and it quickly went viral on social media as fans photoshop their faces on the posters.
Kingsley Ben-Adir, Scott Evans, Simu Liu and Ncuti Gatwa appear as different versions of Ken, while Hari Nef, Emma Mackey, Dua Lipa, Anna Cruz Kayne, Sharon Rooney, Kate McKinnon, Nicola Coughlan, Alexandra Shipp, Ritu Arya and Issa Rae playing versions of Barbie.
Barbie It hits theaters worldwide on July 21.