Margot recently sat down with Willie Geist on ‘Sunday TODAY’ to talk about the challenges of taking on the role of Queen Elizabeth I in her new movie “Mary Queen of Scots.”
Margot Robbie has some big shoes to fill!
Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures officially announced on Tuesday that the 28-year-old actress will portray the role of Barbie in their upcoming live-action movie, confirming the news ET first reported in October 2018.
“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery,” Robbie, who will also co-produce the film, said in a statement. “Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president. I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”
“Barbie is one of the most iconic franchises in the world and we are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Pictures and Margot Robbie to bring her to life on the big screen,” added Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel. “We look forward to building on this collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures as we tell the stories of our beloved brands. Mattel Films is on a path to demonstrate the enormous potential of our brand portfolio, as we continue to execute on our strategy of transforming Mattel into an IP-driven, high performing toy company.”
According to a press release, this marks the brand’s first ever live-action feature film, as well as the first announced deal out of Mattel’s newly-established Mattel Films, led by Academy Award-nominated producer Robbie Brenner.
The role of Barbie was originally supposed to be played by Amy Schumer. A source told ET in December 2016 that the plot would involve Barbie getting kicked out of Barbieland for not being “perfect enough,” and her then embarking on an adventure in the real world.
But in a statement to ET in July 2017, the 37-year-old comedian revealed she was dropping out. “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” Schumer’s statement read. “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.”
Margot Robbie and Michael B. Jordan Compare Notes on Boxing, Acting Naked, and Harley Quinn vs. Killmonger.
Margot Robbie and Michael B. Jordan seem to effortlessly check all the movie star boxes: Megawatt charm? Check (those smiles!). Actor clout? No problem (having Martin Scorsese and Ryan Coogler launch their respective careers can’t hurt). Lucrative blockbuster movie franchises? Yep, that too (Robbie in Suicide Squad and Jordan in Creed, with a memorable detour into Wakanda). So, as it turns out, they have a lot to talk about—and not just about fame and their good fortune. Here, as part of our annual Best Performances portfolio, Robbie, who starred in the recent palace-intrigue period drama Mary Queen of Scots, and Jordan, who returned in Creed 2 and dominated the screen in Black Panther this year, sit down with W’s Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg to share not only how it is they make morally questionable villains like Harley Quinn and Killmonger into magnetic antiheroes, but also their totally embarrassing early email addresses, their most memorable red carpet fashion faux pas, and their frankly amazing first kiss stories.
Regina King, Emily Blunt, Lakeith Stanfield, and more of Hollywood’s biggest stars celebrate New Year’s Eve the most delightful way they know how—by popping the cork on bottles of champagne. Margot Robbie shows Michael B. Jordan how to pop a bottle with ease. While Rami Malek and Eddie Redmayne go full on rockstar. Cheers!
Margot Robbie receives a Screen Actors Guild nomination for her performance in “Mary, Queen of Scots”
Margot has received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. She’s up against Amy Adams (Vice), Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place), and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) for the award!
The 28-year-old was recognised by SAG for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in the historical film Mary Queen Of Scots.
The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be at Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles on January 27th.
Margot makes her second appearance on the Ellen show, catching up on their last talk and on her new movie “Mary, Queen of Scots” plus lets Ellen take control of her make up.