Margot Robbie dumps an actor who almost landed a role on Barbie
“Barbie” star Margot Robbie said Vogue that Gal Gadot exudes “Barbie energy” and nearly landed a role in the upcoming Greta Gerwig-directed puppet comedy.
Robbie, who is also the film’s producer, explained in a cover story published Wednesday that she and Gerwig were looking for “a certain indescribable combination of beauty and exuberance,” and the “Wonder Woman” star fit the description.
“Gal Gadot is Barbie energy,” Robbie said.
“Because Gal Gadot is so incredibly beautiful, but you don’t hate her for being so beautiful, because she’s so genuine and so enthusiastically friendly it’s almost stupid. It’s like just before you become an idiot.”
However, according to Vogue, Gadot was unavailable to take on a role in the film.
The two actors may not have been able to get together for the film about the iconic Mattel toy. However, Robbie hasn’t hidden her love for Gadot, who played the title role in Wonder Woman.
In a 2017 interview with PeopleRobbie revealed that she “immediately wrote” to Gadot and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins to express how proud she is to portray another woman in the DC Extended Universe: Harley Quinn.
“I sat and watched this movie and not only was I engrossed in the movie because it’s a brilliant movie, I was like, ‘I’m a woman in the DC Universe and they just made me so proud, to be there.’ ‘ So yeah, every time I see Gal I want to hug her tight.”
Barbie is slated to hit theaters on July 21. Robbie is joined by a massive cast including Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, Issa Rae and Michael Cera.