Anne Hathaway could have been ‘Barbie’ in 2017, but she backed out of the project because of it. Photo: Creations LR/Gerson Cardoso/Warner Bros.
‘Barbie’ It’s the great premiere of the year, it’s that simple. Whether they’re waiting to see it in theaters or stream it, the truth is thousands of people are pretty excited about the Greta Gerwig-directed plot, as many believe Margot Robbie, like the iconic Mattel doll, is the best. Casting has been seen over the years; However, the actress was not the first choice for the project. yes he had two potential heroes in front of him and one Anne Hathaway.
Why didn’t Anne Hathaway star in the movie ‘Barbie’?
Although it is now impossible to imagine ‘Barbie’ without Margot Robbie as the protagonist, the truth is that Anne Hathaway was able to bring the doll to life in live action. In case you didn’t know, the film was first directed by Sony and the ‘Princess Diaries’ star was in talks with the studio in 2017 to be Barbie.
Shortly after, 2018 began as the year the film arrived in theaters under the direction of Alethea Jones. However, there were also failures.
The talks between the Hollywood actress and Sony never materialised. The project took too long to materialize, which resulted in the production company losing the rights to Barbie, and it was Warner Bros. who eventually hired Greta Gerwig as director and Margot Robbie as Belle.
Anne Hathaway is one of the most famous actresses of Hollywood. Photo: GLR Archive
Who was going to be Barbie?
Another detail you may not know is that neither Hathaway nor Robbie were the first choices for ‘Barbie’. Notably, it was comedian Amy Schumer who was supposed to put herself in place of the famous Mattel doll, but she left the project shortly after she was cast as the protagonist.
Although it was initially reported that Schumer stepped down due to scheduling issues, the actress later revealed the real reason.
Amy told The Hollywood Reporter in 2022, “They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, which was the only way I was interested in doing it.”
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