Margot Robbie recounts ‘Barbie’ becoming a ‘cultural’ phenomenon
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Margot Robbie recounts ‘Barbie’ becoming a ‘cultural’ phenomenon.

Recently, Margot Robbie shared her thoughts about Barbie’s billion dollar success and why she didn’t see it coming when it happened a few weeks ago.

The Greta Gerwig-directed film, which grossed an astounding $1.4 billion at the global box office, was released alongside Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer biopic at the same time.

In an interview with Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Margot Robbie, who played Barbie in the film, told Cillian Murphy that the movie’s popularity and turn it into a cultural phenomenon surprised her.

As she said to the Irish actor, “I didn’t realize it was going to become the cultural phenomenon that it became as a result of that show,” she told him. She then asked him, “When did you realize that that is what this show has become?””

The Australian actress makes a point of saying “I knew there’d be big reactions to the movie, and all along it was like, “okay, I think people are picking up on the fact that we’re trying to do something different here,’ you know the fact that Greta Gerwig is making a Barbie movie.” She said.

She also added that when a picture of her and Ryan Gosling rolling-blading at the Venice Beach went viral, the reaction was wider than she expected, and she was surprised by that.

The first thing that came to her mind when she was told that people would notice was a feeling of excitement. However, it got a little crazy and she became concerned that it might turn out to be even bigger than she had expected.