Margot Robbie has revealed that she and director Greta Gerwig “thought it would be funny” to cast her famous doppelgänger Emma Mackey in the film. Barbie.
For years, fans have pointed to physical similarities between Robbie, 33, and Mackey, 27.
While Sex education The star admitted in 2022 that “it would be nice to pass” the comparisons, with Robbie recently saying that she and Gerwig deliberately played against them.
“I’ve been told for years that I look like the girl from Sex educationWho is Emma Mackey,” says Robbie in a new video interview with Buzzfeed.
“[Mackey] played one of the Barbie dolls in the movie pretty much because of Greta and I thought that would be funny. We’re going to do this whole joke about us looking alike,” she said.
However, the joke didn’t end after they realized that they didn’t “look the same” when they wore the costumes.
The Australian actor recalls: “When we all dressed up as our Barbie dolls, we were like, ‘We really don’t look that much alike. “Like, when she had brown hair and I was blonde, we didn’t look like A LOT, so we didn’t put that joke in the movie.”
Twitter went wild when it was first announced that Mackey had been cast with Robbie’s Mattel doll of the same name, who, after being booted from Barbieland, set off to the human world in search of real happiness.
“Need Emma Mackey and Margot Robbie as sisters in Barbie doll, only fittingly, a fan was smitten at the time.
Previously commented on this in a separate interview with independenceMackey said that while the comparison is “cute”, she wants “people to focus on the work we’re both doing rather than how we look”.
She added: “Hollywood makes people who look alike and we like to put people in boxes. “It’s just something that we do as a species, we categorize humans, we’ve always had.”
Front Barbie dollIn theaters on July 21, the first reaction from critics was overwhelmingly positive and called for Ryan Gosling to receive an Oscar for his “scene stealing” performance.
Talking to Everybody In a new interview, Gosling, 42, who plays Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend, shares that Robbie raised money for charity by ordering “pink days” on set and penalizing co-stars and co-stars. crew members if they don’t wear pink clothes. .