Margot Robbie Makes History as a Barbie With Actual, Human Proportion
Tough news for all you grumps out there who, like me, assumed that the Barbie live action movie would be a poor attempt at capturing the charm and unrelenting catchiness of Aqua’s 1997 hit “Barbie Girl”: the movie looks… kinda good. Warner Bros.
released the first image of Margot Robbie as Barbie (one assumes) at Cinema Con on Tuesday, April 26, and I have to admit, they nailed it.
The image doesn’t reveal much other than the fact that a) Margot Robbie will be playing a human-proportioned Barbie doll and, b) they’re sticking with the Barbie Dream House aesthetic
In the photo, Robbie is giving Malibu Barbie, wearing a blue striped halter top with matching headband and bracelet and sitting in the front seat of Barbie’s bubblegum pink convertible.
If I had to guess, It’d say it’s modeled after the “Star’Vette” dream car Barbie had in the ‘70s, though I can’t say for sure.
(And, even if it is inspired by Barbie’s convertible dream car, that doesn’t necessarily mean the movie will take place in the ‘70s.) The car is, of course
parked in front of a complimentary fuschia backdrop that looks like it’s supposed to be a fake brick wall,
like the cardboard box a Barbie accessory comes in that’s meant to set the scene