BARBIE Star Margot Robbie Reveals That Gal Gadot Was Offered The Lead Role; New Image Released

BARBIE Star Margot Robbie Reveals That Gal Gadot Was Offered The Lead Role; New Image Released

Margot Robbie is set to play the titular doll (or the main one, anyway) in the upcoming Barbie movie, but the actress has now revealed that Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot was originally offered the role.

By MarkCassidy - May 25, 2023 07:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Movies

Warner Bros.' upcoming Barbie movie went through several incarnations (one of which was going to star Amy Schumer) before star and producer Margot Robbie boarded the project, and The Suicide Squad actress initially had a very different idea for who should play the lead.

During an interview with Vogue, Robbie revealed that she actually reached out to Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot for the role, but she was unavailable.

Gal Gadot is Barbie energy. Because Gal Gadot is so impossibly beautiful, but you don’t hate her for being that beautiful, because she’s so genuinely sincere, and she’s so enthusiastically kind, that it’s almost dorky. It’s like right before being a dork.”

Gadot as Barbie certainly could have been interesting, but after seeing the trailer, it's difficult to imagine anyone being a better fit than Robbie.

Check out a new image of Barbie getting between two Kens (Simu Liu and Ryan Gosling) below.

Barbie also stars Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Will Ferrell, Ana Cruz Kayne, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Scott Evans, Jamie Demetriou, Connor Swindells, Sharon Rooney, Nicola Coughlan, Ritu Arya, Dua Lipa and Helen Mirren.

Directed by Greta Gerwig, the movie is set to hit theaters on July 19.

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