It will be on July 4 when the Barbie movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling hits theaters; However, very few know that another actress was the favorite to star in the movie of the famous doll. Why did she reject the role?
Amy Schumer: the favorite actress to be Barbie
Before it became official that Margot would be in charge of bringing Barbie to life in her live-action film, the film’s producer and director, Greta Gerwig, had thought of actress Amy Schummer.
Unfortunately, and after several months of negotiation, Amy decided to reject the project, why did she refuse to be Barbie, the most famous doll in the world?
During an interview in March 2022, Amy herself revealed the reasons why she decided not to play Barbie.
“They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
However, the actress confessed that her final decision occurred when the production sent her Manolo Blahnik signature shoes, with an ostentatious value of $1,195, to celebrate her participation in the project.
“The idea that that’s just what every woman should want, right there, it should have said, ‘You’ve got the wrong girl.’
After Amy, Anne Hathaway was considered for the project, but also turned it down; however, everything kept going after Margot was cast in the role, and she accepted.