Margot Robbie remains tight-lipped about Barbie film, talks inclination toward exhausting roles


Margot Robbie has remained tight-lipped about her highly-anticipated role in the Barbie film but did discuss her predilection for taking on exhausting projects.

The 32-year-old Australian star is featured on the cover of the latest issue of WSJ. Magazine as she was named the Entertainment Innovator of the Year by the publication.

She touched on several subjects for her accompanying profile written by Lesley M.M. Blume including what it has been like since launching production company LuckyChap and revealed plenty about her acting career but one thing she remained mum on was her starring role in the Barbie film, directed by Greta Gerwig, which is set for release next year.

Stunner: Margot Robbie has remained tight-lipped about her highly-anticipated role in the Barbie film but did discuss her predilection for taking on exhausting projects

In a Barbie world: Margot is seen in the starring role of Barbie in a promotional image which was released earlier this year

In a Barbie world: Margot is seen in the starring role of Barbie in a promotional image which was released earlier this year

The only thing that she elaborated on was that Barbie was ‘the child’ archetype for Margot as she said that even the most minuscule details revealed publicly could end up ‘blowing up into a headline.’

 The two-time Oscar-nominee did compare her role in the project to one she had previously in 2017 critically-acclaimed film I, Tonya.

She said: ‘That’s why I, Tonya intrigued us so much— because people had such an immediate and strong reaction to the name “Tonya Harding.”  It’s kind of amazing to begin at a place like that.’

Stunning: The 32-year-old Australian star is featured on the cover of the latest issue of WSJ. Magazine as she was named the Entertainment Innovator of the Year by the publication

Stunning: The 32-year-old Australian star is featured on the cover of the latest issue of WSJ. Magazine as she was named the Entertainment Innovator of the Year by the publication

Gorgeous: She touched on several subjects for her accompanying profile written by Lesley M.M. Blume including what it has been like since launching production company LuckyChap and revealed plenty about her acting career but one thing she remained mum on was her starring role in the Barbie film, directed by Greta Gerwig, which is set for release next year

Gorgeous: She touched on several subjects for her accompanying profile written by Lesley M.M. Blume including what it has been like since launching production company LuckyChap and revealed plenty about her acting career but one thing she remained mum on was her starring role in the Barbie film, directed by Greta Gerwig, which is set for release next year

The only thing that she elaborated on was that Barbie was 'the child' archetype for Margot as she said that even the most minuscule details revealed publicly could end up 'blowing up into a headline'

The only thing that she elaborated on was that Barbie was ‘the child’ archetype for Margot as she said that even the most minuscule details revealed publicly could end up ‘blowing up into a headline’

Same wave: The two-time Oscar-nominee did compare her role in the project to one she had previously in 2017 critically-acclaimed film I, Tonya

Same wave: The two-time Oscar-nominee did compare her role in the project to one she had previously in 2017 critically-acclaimed film I, Tonya

According to Vulture, the film is ‘a fish-out-of-water story about a doll who is ousted from toy society for not being perfect enough’.

Another synopsis on IMDB reads: ‘A doll living in “Barbieland” is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world. A live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie toys.’

Oscar winner Ryan Gosling is starring opposite Robbie as he takes on the role of Barbie’s boyfriend Ken.

Will Ferrell is said to be playing the CEO of the toy company that may or may not be Mattel.

She said: 'That's why I, Tonya intrigued us so much— because people had such an immediate and strong reaction to the name "Tonya Harding." It’s kind of amazing to begin at a place like that'

She said: ‘That’s why I, Tonya intrigued us so much— because people had such an immediate and strong reaction to the name “Tonya Harding.” It’s kind of amazing to begin at a place like that’

According to Vulture, the film is 'a fish-out-of-water story about a doll who is ousted from toy society for not being perfect enough'

According to Vulture, the film is ‘a fish-out-of-water story about a doll who is ousted from toy society for not being perfect enough’

Oscar winner Ryan Gosling is starring opposite Robbie as he takes on the role of Barbie's boyfriend Ken

Oscar winner Ryan Gosling is starring opposite Robbie as he takes on the role of Barbie’s boyfriend Ken

Little Women and Ladybird filmmaker Greta Gerwig is directing the project, and wrote the script with her longtime partner Noah Baumbach.

Other members of the cast include Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, America Ferrara, Rhea Perlman, Ariana Greenblatt, Ana Cruz Kayne, Alexandra Shipp, Ritu Arya, Sharon Rooney, Connor Swindells, Scott Evans and Jamie Demetriou.

Speaking of roles like the aforementioned one which was nominated for an Academy Award, Margot discussed her inclination toward draining roles as she said: ‘I’m a masochist. I can always find a fifth gear.’ 

Her next role is also a highly-anticipated one as she leads a star-studded cast including Brad Pitt, Jean Smart, Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire, Katherine Waterson, Spike Jonze, Flea, Phoebe Tonkin, and Eric Roberts in Damien Chazelle written and directed flick Babylon.

Speaking of roles like the aforementioned one which was nominated for an Academy Award, Margot discussed her inclination toward draining roles as she said: 'I'm a masochist. I can always find a fifth gear'

Speaking of roles like the aforementioned one which was nominated for an Academy Award, Margot discussed her inclination toward draining roles as she said: ‘I’m a masochist. I can always find a fifth gear’

Anticipated: Her next role is also a highly-anticipated one as she leads a star-studded cast including Brad Pitt, Jean Smart, Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire, Katherine Waterson, Spike Jonze, Flea, Phoebe Tonkin, and Eric Roberts in Damien Chazelle written and directed flick Babylon

Anticipated: Her next role is also a highly-anticipated one as she leads a star-studded cast including Brad Pitt, Jean Smart, Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire, Katherine Waterson, Spike Jonze, Flea, Phoebe Tonkin, and Eric Roberts in Damien Chazelle written and directed flick Babylon

Margot's dedication will once again be on display as she said: 'I’ve never worked that hard in my life. [I was] shattered by the end of that job.'

Margot’s dedication will once again be on display as she said: ‘I’ve never worked that hard in my life. [I was] shattered by the end of that job.’

Margot’s dedication will once again be on display as she said: ‘I’ve never worked that hard in my life. [I was] shattered by the end of that job.’

She looked absolutely stunning in the photoshoot by Cass Bird as donned chic  ensembles courtesy of stylist Katelyn Gray.

Margot is not only starring in films but is also making them as she started production company LuckyChap with  Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and now-husband Tom Ackerley.

Of starting the company – which aim to promote female stories from female storytellers – she said: ‘I remember saying, “Every time I pick up a script, I want to play the guy.

In the details: She looked absolutely stunning in the photoshoot by Cass Bird as donned chic ensembles courtesy of stylist Katelyn Gray

In the details: She looked absolutely stunning in the photoshoot by Cass Bird as donned chic ensembles courtesy of stylist Katelyn Gray

Margot is not only starring in films but is also making them as she started production company LuckyChap with now-husband Tom Ackerley (center), Josey McNamara (right), and Sophia Kerr (not pictured)

Margot is not only starring in films but is also making them as she started production company LuckyChap with now-husband Tom Ackerley (center), Josey McNamara (right), and Sophia Kerr (not pictured)

Of starting the company - which aim to promote female stories from female storytellers - she said: 'I remember saying, "Every time I pick up a script, I want to play the guy. Wouldn’t it be so cool if people pick up scripts that we’re making and always wanted to play the female role? [We were] too young and dumb to know how scary [it would] be.'

Of starting the company – which aim to promote female stories from female storytellers – she said: ‘I remember saying, “Every time I pick up a script, I want to play the guy. Wouldn’t it be so cool if people pick up scripts that we’re making and always wanted to play the female role? [We were] too young and dumb to know how scary [it would] be.’

‘Wouldn’t it be so cool if people pick up scripts that we’re making and always wanted to play the female role? [We were] too young and dumb to know how scary [it would] be.

‘Starting it all off on a kitchen bench in London, everyone was like: ‘They’re such idiots…it would be a miracle if they did anything.’

LuckyChap Entertainment was founded in 2014 and has produced film and television series I, Tonya (2017), the Hulu TV series Dollface (2019), Birds of Prey and Promising Young Woman (both 2020).

Icon: LuckyChap Entertainment was founded in 2014 and has produced film and television series I, Tonya (2017), the Hulu TV series Dollface (2019), Birds of Prey and Promising Young Woman (both 2020)

Icon: LuckyChap Entertainment was founded in 2014 and has produced film and television series I, Tonya (2017), the Hulu TV series Dollface (2019), Birds of Prey and Promising Young Woman (both 2020)

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