Margot Robbie’s most recent part as Barbie took her on a journey that changed her and made her feel a lot of different things.
In an interview with USA Today, Robbie, who also produced the movie, said that she hired Gerwig and her partner, Noah Baumbach, to give the story more depth and dimension.
Robbie thought that Gerwig, who had already made movies like “Lady Bird” and “Little Women,” could give the Barbie story a new and unexpected twist.
Barbie has been criticized for pushing consumerism and unrealistic body ideals, but this movie looks at the double standards women have to deal with and challenges what people already think about the doll. Gerwig’s plan is to look at Barbie from all sides and with a lot of kindness.
During filming, the actress was surprised by how deep the talks got about life and how to be truly happy.
“I didn’t know this character was going to get down into my bones in this way,” Robbie says. “I just didn’t ever expect to have so many big, profound conversations about the meaning of life or what true happiness is. I mean, we joke about an existential crisis, but it all did become very existential.”
Robbie said that, when she thought about the character’s existential journey, the experience was more than just fun; it changed the way she saw the world.