Margot Robbie Wanted Gal Gadot In The “Barbie” Movie Because She Has “Barbie Energy”
While promoting the Barbie movie in the summer issue of Vogue, Barbie herself, Margot Robbie, says that Barbie could “never be sexy” because, as a doll, she doesn’t have sexual organs, which… can’t argue with her there. But this is Hollywood, so I’m sure that there will still be some sexiness in the new Barbie movie out in July. But one thing that will be completely missing from the film will be Gal Gadot, who Margot says would have made the perfect Barbie because no one hates her. Um… call Joss Whedon, he doesn’t think she can speak English.
Barbie stars and is produced by Margot through her LuckyChap production company. Margot was deeply involved with the movie from the start and pitched to Mattel herself to get the rights for the film. Margot tells Vogue about how she let Mattel execs know that this movie would be a deep dive into the psyche of all things Barbie. via Variety:
“We, of course, would want to honor the 60-year legacy that this brand has… But we have to acknowledge that there are a lot of people who aren’t fans of Barbie. And in fact, aren’t just indifferent to Barbie. They actively hate Barbie. And have a real issue with Barbie. We need to find a way to acknowledge that.”
But it’s not just about hating Barbie; it’s about who is Barbie and what does she want? And what she definitely does not want is some dick because she doesn’t even have sexual organs, so what would she do with it?
In playing the main Barbie character herself, Robbie also had to sort through questions regarding beauty and sexiness. After all, Barbie is a children’s doll.
“I’m like, “Okay, she’s a doll. She’s a plastic doll. She doesn’t have organs. If she doesn’t have organs, she doesn’t have reproductive organs. If she doesn’t have reproductive organs, would she even feel sexual desire?” No, I don’t think she could… She is sexualized. But she should never be sexy. People can project sex onto her. Yes, she can wear a short skirt, but because it’s fun and pink. Not because she wanted you to see her butt.”
Margot and Ryan aren’t the only Barbie and Ken on the block, and the movie is filled with different Barbies and Kens, also played by Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Emma Mackey, Dua Lipa, Alexandra Shipp, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Kinglsey Ben-Adir, Scott Evans and more. But Margot says that she really wanted Gal in the movie because she really has the “Barbie energy.”
“Gal Gadot is Barbie energy,” Robbie said. “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.”
Yeah, nobody should hate Gal Gadot for being beautiful when all hate should be directed at that Imagine video. We can always hate her for that.
Here’s more of Margot in Vogue: