During a recent special screening of the 2023 Barbie film organized by the screen actors’ union SAG-AFTRA, Margot Robbie, the 33-year-old actress portraying the iconic doll, shared an amusing encounter she had at a remote Scottish pub. Robbie revealed that she overheard a group of men at a bachelor party discussing her latest project while she was quietly seated nearby.
“I was in a pub in the middle of nowhere in Scotland, and for about 30 minutes, I listened to a group of guys at a bachelor party talking about Barbie, not knowing I was sitting a few feet away from them,” recounted Robbie during the screening.
Describing the humorous situation, Robbie shared how one of the men encouraged his friend, saying, “Dude, this is a cultural moment, don’t you want to be a part of it?” while another initially resisted watching the movie but eventually gave in. The actress then approached their table and expressed her gratitude, leading to a moment of realization for the group.
“It was very funny, they lost themselves,” Robbie added. “It took them a full minute to realize, and I was almost out the door when they said ‘Aaaa.'”
In recent Oscar nominations, Barbie received eight nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Ryan Gosling, Best Supporting Actress for America Ferrera, and Best Picture. However, the absence of nominations for Robbie’s performance and Greta Gerwig’s direction sparked controversy, drawing criticism from fans, co-stars, and even Hillary Clinton, who perceived it as “condescension.”
Responding to the reports, Robbie expressed gratitude but also disappointment that Gerwig was not nominated as a director, describing her work on Barbie as a “once in a lifetime, once in a career” achievement. Despite the Oscar snubs, Robbie emphasized the positive impact the film has had, stating, “We set out to make something that changes the culture, that influences, that makes an impact in some way, and we’ve already done that and more than we ever imagined.”
Previously nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars in 2018 and 2020 for her roles in I, Tonya and Bombshell, Robbie is now competing for Best Picture as the producer of Barbie at the upcoming ceremony on March 10.
Source of the news: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment