Barbie movie broke fourth wall to admit to audience that Margot Robbie was 'the wrong person to cast'
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Barbie hilariously break the fourth wall as it admitted that Margot Robbie was the ‘wrong person to cast’.
With the film having been in development since 2009, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that there were a few contenders for the role. In fact, it was Amy Schumer who was originally set to play the iconic Mattel toy but had dropped out due to scheduling conflicts - enter Margot.
(Major spoilers ahead!)
Having escaped the confines of Barbieland and lived in the real world, the doll is forced to face how she’s come to be viewed.
During the heartbreaking speech, Barbie admits that she never feels good enough and not pretty enough, despite essentially being the perfect woman.
It's then that the narrator, who has been silent for most of the film, chimes in with: “Note to film makers: Margot Robbie is not the right person to cast to make this point.”
Though it may come across initially as a not-so-sly-dig at its lead actor, Barbie not only makes its impossibly perfect character relatable, but voices fears every woman has had.
Needless to say, many fans have been impressed with how self-aware and how moving the film is.
In fact, many have been taking to Twitter to share their thoughts about the film and its clever fourth wall break.
One joked that they thought they were ‘gonna die’, after the hilarious gag.
However, the moment has taken on new importance, after a man hit out at Robbie’s look and called the Wolf of Wall Street star ‘mid’.
Understandably, the blatantly wrong insult has gone viral after leaving many people absolutely confused by how someone could come to that conclusion.
Sadly, comments like this are too common with the tactic being used by misogynistic men to make women question their looks and their value.
Many fans have even acknowledged the sexist incident as they spoke about the fourth wall break online.
Another tweeted: “When barbie said she’s not pretty anymore I was like… you have Margot’s face???? and then the movie broke 4th wall and went ‘note to filmmakers: Margot Robbie is the wrong person to cast if you want to make this point’.”
Whilst art often imitates art, we are not sure this is what Greta Gerwig had in mind when she directed the film.