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Anne Hathaway is happy her Barbie movie didn't get made
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Anne Hathaway is happy her Barbie movie didn't get made

Anne Hathaway is happy her Barbie movie didn't get made
Photo: © ANP

Anne Hathaway has paid tribute to the success of Barbie after her own version of the movie failed to get off the ground six years ago.

Barbie, starring Margot Robbie and directed by Greta Gerwig, became a cultural phenomenon upon its release and earned $1.4 billion at the box office. It is the most successful movie in history with a solo female director at the helm.

Around 2017, Hathaway was linked with a Barbie movie would that would have been directed by Alethea Jones.

That project didn't get off the ground, and the Oscar winner is actually happy about that due to the version that was eventually produced by Robbie and Gerwig.

“What’s so exciting about what Greta and Margot and that phenomenal team is they hit a bullseye," Hathaway told Variety.

"The bullseye caused the entire world to reach this level of ecstasy. Now imagine that version… that much energy, that much anticipation, that much emotion… but it’s not the right version. I actually think of it as a lucky thing (it didn’t get made).

Barbie
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Barbie (2023)

'Barbie' follows one of the dolls who lives in Barbieland. She is expelled from school for not being perfect enough. She then decides to go on an adventure in the real world.

Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera

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“Margot is sublime. What she is doing as a creative person and a producer is so exciting and inspiring. The mythic giants they toppled with Barbie, that have kept certain narratives in place that have not allowed opportunities to develop for so many people… they ran straight through it! Just as a cinemagoer and as a woman in Hollywood since I was a kid, I’m thrilled by the development.

“If I believed that the version I was attached to could have done that, I might feel differently about it, but I genuinely think their film was the best possible version. It’s easy just to be thrilled and happy for them. I love watching women kill it. To do so well, so undeniably that they actually had to write new records… come on! I think it will probably make things better.”

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