Anne Hathaway says 'lucky thing' that her Barbie movie didn't get made

Robbie's production company, Lucky Chap, managed to convince Warner Bros to explore the movie with the actor attached to play the famous doll
Anne Hathaway says 'lucky thing' that her Barbie movie didn't get made

Anne Hathaway is a fan of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie's Barbie and feels it's a lucky that her version of the movie never took off. The actor was attached to star in Sony's Barbie movie. Alethea Jones was set to direct the movie but the project fell through.

Robbie's production company, Lucky Chap, managed to convince Warner Bros to explore the movie with the actor attached to play the famous doll.

And Hathaway believes that it's a good thing that her version did not take off. The project never materialized, which opened the door for Robbie to take over the movie rights to the doll and bring the project to Warner Bros.

“What’s so exciting about what Greta and Margot and that phenomenal team [did] is they hit a bullseye,” Hathaway said. “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],” she said on Happy Sad Confused podcast.

While it was cited that scheduling conflicts was the reason behind Schumer exiting the movie, it was revealed earlier this year that it was infact due to creative differences. Hathaway, who said she has no regrets about Sony's iteration of the movie never getting off, explained, "You learn to just go … the right role finds the right person, and sometimes it’s you and sometimes not,” Hathaway said. “When it doesn’t happen, trust deeper and keep going … it sounds maybe corny but you really do have to keep it grateful."

As per reports, Barbie earned $ 1.44 billion worldwide and holds 16th position among the biggest films in terms of worldwide collection in history. The film is also said to be the biggest film ever to be directed by a woman.

Barbie, which takes inspiration from Mattel’s iconic doll, stars Margot Robbie in the lead role as the Stereotypical Barbie and Ryan Gosling playing Ken. The film also features America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Simu Liu, Michael Cera, Kate McKinnon, and Will Ferrell, among others.

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