Barbie might be getting a new face as reports come out that blonde bombshell Margot Robbie is not interested in returning for a Barbie sequel. The movie, released this past July, was a box-office hit, earning 1.4 billion dollars. Yes, billion.
According to RadarOnline, sources said that no matter how much movie executives try to pay her she is stepping away from the plastic world. However, her co-star Ryan Gosling is reportedly open to continuing to play Barbie’s lover Ken in further movies.
“Everybody at the studio is talking about making a Ken movie, while the idea of building another movie around Margot as Barbie is pretty much off the table,” the insider told the outlet.
“For Margot, it’s all about the story. The Barbie movie ended with Margot’s Barbie becoming a real woman. A follow-up to that journey isn’t needed. There’s plenty of room for Ryan to do a full-blown Ken movie, which Margot will be involved with behind the scenes.”
The film’s brilliant director, Greta Gerwig, is alleged to have purposefully not built the BCU (Barbie Cinematic Universe) around just Margot Robbie’s portrayal of stereotypical barbie.
In addition to embodying the stereotypical Barbie image, Margot Robbie has further established herself as a role model for young girls through another display of strength and integrity. Last week Robbie joined her SAG-AFTRA colleagues on the picket line in order to protest the unfair, unviable, and unsustainable working conditions put on creators. As Margot marched from the Netflix studio to Paramount, one thing was clear: This Barbie supports worker’s rights.