EXCLUSIVE: All dolled up! Margot Robbie transforms into real life Barbie in hot pink outfit to shoot highly-anticipated movie alongside Ryan Gosling as Ken
Margot Robbie has been pictured for the first time dressed in character as Barbie, filming the hotly-anticipated live-action movie in Los Angeles, California.
The 31-year-old Australian actress was seen leaving her trailer dressed up to the nines as the fashion doll in a pair of hot pink flared trousers and matching halter waistcoat, with her long blonde hair flowing past her shoulders.
Clutching an iced coffee in the sweltering LA heat, Margot then grabbed hold of a matching pink embroidered handbag as she headed to film a scene for the project that’s being helmed by indie filmmaker Greta Gerwig.
In a move that Barbie would surely be proud of, the Wolf of Wall Street star was spotted checking her manicure as she sashayed towards the set, shielded from the sun by a black umbrella.
Barbie EXCLUSIVE! First look at Margot Robbie as the iconic Mattel doll as she films live-action movie in sweltering LA heat dressed in hot pink flared trousers and halter waistcoat
Barbie is ready for her close up! Margot steps out of her trailer as she walks to set dressed all in pink
Sadly there was no pink corvette waiting for the star as she was later seen being driven away in a black SUV.
Ryan Gosling, who is playing Barbie’s counterpart Ken, has yet to be pictured on set, though a publicity still of him in character was unveiled last week to much fanfare on social media.
The 41-year-old Half Nelson star was compared to the likes of Freddie Prinze Jr. and H from Steps.
Little Women and Ladybird filmmaker Gerwig, 38, is directing the project, and wrote the script for the film with her longtime partner Noah Baumbach.
I’m a Barbie girl! It’s the first time that fans have seen Margot dressed in character while filming (a promotional image was previously revealed last month)
Stunning: The 31-year-old Australian actress looked absolutely iconic behind the wheel of a pink classic Chevrolet Corvette in front of what looked like the Barbie Mansion
The film features an all-star cast including Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Michael Cera, and Alexandra Shipp.
A synopsis on IMDB of the upcoming film 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.’
Margot has been long slated to play the world’s most iconic fashion doll in a live-action movie and back in December 2020, she vowed to give audiences ‘something totally different.’
Long-time coming: Margot has been long slated to play the world’s most iconic fashion doll in a live-action movie and back in December 2020, she vowed to give audiences ‘something totally different’
She’s a star! The first costume seen for the movie shows pink flared trousers and a tight-fitting top with star patterned detailing
Curious: Movie fans have been eager to find out more about the tone of the film, which is being directed by Greta Gerwig
Opting for something ‘a little left center,’ when it comes to her portrayal of the Mattel doll, the project will be produced by her LuckyChap Entertainment Company whose motto is, ‘If it’s not a f**k, yes, it’s a no.’
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about the project Robbie said: ‘Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of, “Oh Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is.”
‘But our goal is to be like, “Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different – the thing you didn’t know you wanted.”‘
However, it wasn’t always Margot who was going to be playing the plastic part.
All the way back in 2016, it had originally been announced that Amy Schumer would be taking on the role – but she bowed out just four months later.
ABBA Barbie? It looked as though Margot’s clothes were inspired by the Swedish pop group with her flared trousers halter waist coat
‘Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,’ she said at the time. ‘The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.’
However, later Schumer admitted that it was less about scheduling and more about creative differences. ‘They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it,’ she told The Hollywood Reporter.
‘The idea that that’s just what every woman must want, right there, I should have gone, ‘You’ve got the wrong gal,'” she added.
Inspiration: The Barbie doll is often styled in pink outfits (seen above) which is clearly influencing the wardrobe of the film
Meanwhile, onset, it was not immediately clear which outfit Margot was channeling, though pink is one of the most popular colors the doll is known for being styled in.
However, it appears as though Ryan was dressed as the ‘Earring Magic Ken’ version of the doll introduced by Mattel in 1993, as a companion to its ‘Earring Magic Barbie’ figure – in his first publicity still released last week.
This particular version of the Ken doll featured an updated look with the character sporting blonde highlights, instead of his traditional brown hair.
The doll also featured a lavender mesh shirt, a purple leather jacket and jewelry including an earring and a necklace.
Double take: Ryan, 41, is the spitting image of the beloved Mattel doll (pictured right)
Upon release, it became the highest-selling Ken doll in history and caused a stir when some people speculated that designers had taken inspiration from the gay clubbing scene in early nineties New York and Los Angeles.
Ryan is known for his serious acting work in acclaimed films such as Drive, Blade Runner 2049, Blue Valentine, and Half Nelson.
Sporting a cheesy grin and white underwear branded with his character’s name, the role of Ken certainly appears to be somewhat of a left turn for the thespian.
The live-action Barbie flick is set for release on July 21, 2023.
Barbie girl: Margot has been long slated to play the world’s most iconic fashion doll in a live-action movie and back in December 2020, she vowed to give audiences ‘something totally different’
Coming soon: The live-action Barbie flick is set for release on July 21, 2023