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Margot Robbie says she’ll add ‘positivity’ to the world as she plays Barbie

Margot Robbie is preparing to play Barbie in an upcoming live-action film and expects to bring plenty of ‘positivity’ up to bat.

The actress opened up about the role to People in a Monday interview, saying: ‘I think it’s a great opportunity to put some positivity out in the world and a chance to be aspirational for younger kids.’ 

The 29-year-old star was confirmed to fill the role after Amy Schumer dropped the film for scheduling reasons in March 2017.   

What a doll! Margot Robbie is preparing to play fellow famous blonde Barbie in an upcoming live-action film and expects to bring plenty of 'positivity' up to bat. Here she is at the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere in LA on Monday

What a doll! Margot Robbie is preparing to play fellow famous blonde Barbie in an upcoming live-action film and expects to bring plenty of ‘positivity’ up to bat. Here she is at the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere in LA on Monday

Warner Bros has nailed down screenwriter lovebirds Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, who have been dating since 2011, to pen the script.   

Gerwig is also in talks to sit in the director’s chair.  

Robbie’s Lucky Champ production company will be at the helm of the film alongside Mattel and Warner Bros.

Dropout: Robbie was confirmed to fill the role in lieu of Amy Schumer (pictured) back in January after Schumer dropped the film for scheduling reasons in March 2017

Dropout: Robbie was confirmed to fill the role in lieu of Amy Schumer (pictured) back in January after Schumer dropped the film for scheduling reasons in March 2017

Scribes: Warner Bros. has nailed down screenwriter lovebirds Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, who have been dating since 2011, to pen the script

Scribes: Warner Bros. has nailed down screenwriter lovebirds Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, who have been dating since 2011, to pen the script

Iconic: Ruth Handler created Barbie (pictured) after watching her daughter Barbara pretend paper dolls were adults. With the assistance of her husband Elliot, who worked for toy manufacturer Mattel, Barbie was born in 1959 with a legacy that's stretched for generations until today

Iconic: Ruth Handler created Barbie (pictured) after watching her daughter Barbara pretend paper dolls were adults. With the assistance of her husband Elliot, who worked for toy manufacturer Mattel, Barbie was born in 1959 with a legacy that’s stretched for generations until today

And she sees her portrayal of the doll as far more than just plastic, as she demonstrated in a press release: ‘Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery.

‘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.

Her latest film: Margot plays Sharon Tate alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Her latest film: Margot plays Sharon Tate alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

‘I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros. and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.’ 

Ruth Handler created Barbie after watching her daughter Barbara pretend paper dolls were adults. 

With the assistance of her husband Elliot, who worked for toy manufacturer Mattel, Barbie was born in 1959 with a legacy that’s stretched for generations until today.

Via CelebStarZone

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