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Margot Robbie Is In Talks To Star As Barbie In Upcoming Live Action Film Of The Iconic Doll

The Australian actress is reportedly in talks to play the famous plastic doll in a live-action film.

A neck twice as long and six inches thinner than the average woman. Check.

A six-inch ankle resulting in walking on all fours. Check.

Legs that are 50 per cent longer than the arms. Double check. 

With body measurements like this, you'd be forgiven for thinking it'd be near impossible to find an actress capable of embodying Barbie in a live-action film about the doll's life. 

However, we just came across news that Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie might be in the running to play the iconic character and we've officially lost our sh*t. 

Margot Robbie at Oscars

The Hollywood Reporter reports the Australian star is 'in talks' with Warner Bros. to headline the untitled film which is expected to put a 'contemporary spin' on the famous doll, months after previous Barbies Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway backed out of the project for different reasons. 

Robbie would also reportedly produce the project through her company, LuckyChap. If the project goes ahead with the Australian star, it would make it the second film her business has worked on with the entertainment company ahead of their upcoming collaboration,Birds of Prey, in which the actress will her reprise her DCU role as Harley Quinn.

Margot Robbie

Meanwhile, sources have told THR that Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins is rumoured to be in talks to direct the Barbie film, although 'no substantive talks' have taken place. Neither Robbie nor Jenkins have been confirmed as working on the project.

While they might share similar physical attributes - long blonde hair, blue eyes, a wide smile - Robbie and Barbie also share somewhat similar career trajectories.

Margot Robbie Suicide Squad red carpet

After all, Barbie has been known to have more than 150 careers on her CV, from registered nurse to rock star, veterinarian to aerobics instructor, pilot to police officer. 

According to the Barbie website, the doll first broke the 'plastic ceiling' in the 1960s when, 'as an astronaut, she went to the moon…four years before Neil Armstrong'.

Barbie

Meanwhile, in the 1980s she took to the boardroom as 'Day to Night' CEO Barbie and ran for President in the 1990s, before any female candidate ever made it onto the presidential ballot. 

Barbie

Likewise, Margot has taken on some seriously ground-breaking roles, from her early acting days as a flight attendant in the series Pan Am, to a figure skater in Oscar-winning film I, Tonya in 2017.

Remember Margot, life in plastic, it's fantastic!

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