Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is taking the Internet by storm. After the film’s second teaser trailer was released at the start of this month, Margot Robbie fans have gone wild. The movie has helped the Australian actress increase her fanbase. But how much will Robbie earn for starring as the doll created by Mattel? Will she become the highest-paid actress in Hollywood? Let’s find out.
The new Barbie movie is extravagant
Featuring Ryan Gosling as Ken, the star-studded comedy boasts a big cast of multiple versions of Barbie and several male co-protagonists living in Barbie Land. Things take an unexpected turn when Robbie’s Barbie is expelled from this dreamy realm for failing expectations. She decides to relocate to the human world, joined by her loyal boyfriend Ken. Rollerblades in hand, the pair try to find their happiness there, one day at a time.
While the trailer has already bagged millions of views, Margot Robbie wasn’t confident that the movie would be made.
Robbie reveals what her first thoughts were regarding the script
During a recent interview with BAFTA, Robbie revealed that her first reaction to reading Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach’s “Barbie” screenplay was disbelief.
“The first time I read the ‘Barbie’ script, my reaction was, ‘Ah! This is so good. What a shame it will never see the light of day because they are never going to let us make this movie. But they did.”
When asked for further details on the mysterious script, Robbie refused to explain.
How much will Margot Robbie earn?
According to Variety, the 32-year-old actress is cashing in $12.5 million for starring in the title role of Oscar-nominated writer-director Greta Gerwig’s film.
Ryan Gosling, who co-stars as Ken in the hot-pink-filled flick, is also scoring $12.5 million.
Other high-earning actors who still rank above Robbie’s impressive pay grade include screen legends such as Denzel Washington (“The Equalizer 3”), who’s raking in $20 million, Leonardo DiCaprio (“Killers of the Flower Moon”), coming in hot with $30 million and Tom Cruise, who ranks as the highest-paid actor with $100 million for “Top Gun: Maverick.”
As for Robbie’s female peers, “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown earned $10 million for the new Netflix movie “Enola Holmes 2.”
Also on the list were Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween Ends”) bringing in $3.5 million and Anya-Taylor Joy (“Furiosa”) receiving $1.8 million.
Robbie previously grossed $10 million for her 2020 Harley Quinn standalone film “Birds of Prey”.
Besides Robbie and Ryan Gosling, Barbie also stars Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Issa Rae, and Kate McKinnon.
Barbie release date
According to the Warner Bros. announcement at CinemaCon alongside a sneak peek of Robbie in character, the live-action film will land in theaters on July 21, 2023. News about a Barbie movie was first reported back in 2018, but given the delays caused by the pandemic, the production process only kick-started after Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig finished working on White Noise. In addition to occupying the lead role, Robbie is also one of the producers behind the film.
In its July release date, Barbie will be competing against another buzzy film with a massive ensemble cast with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.
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