It seemed that Margot Robbie was perfectly cast as Harley Quinn back in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and she also landed a role that seemed like it was made for her with Barbie. Fans are excited to see Robbie’s Barbie grace the big screen next year, and she reveals that she had one condition for director Greta Gerwig if she was going to play the part.
Talking to The Kelly Clarkson Show (via DiscussingFilm), Robbie reveals that she would do anything that Gerwig asked as long as her Barbie got her signature Dream House. She says, “Please can we have a Dreamhouse where she has a slide that goes from her bedroom down to her pool because that is my goal in life.”
Though Barbie’s Dream House has come in all kinds of shapes and sizes over the years, the slide from the bedroom to the pool always seems like an element that keeps coming back. After all, it’s probably one of the more ‘action-oriented’ features of the playset as the rest of the rooms don’t really have Barbie moving on her own.
Based on what we’ve seen in the trailers, it does seem like Barbie Land is going to be some kind of literal interpretation of how Barbie toys are played with, what with the play sets and different outfits. They’ve even gone so far as to make Barbie stand on tiptoe and grab things with an open palm; what are the odds we’re going to see Barbie and Ken nude with no nipples and genitals as well?
Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.
Catch Robbie in Barbie when the movie comes to cinemas on July 20.