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Margot Robbie To Play Barbie In New Live-Action Film

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Newly launched Mattel Films has announced its first project: a live-action film about everyone's favorite childhood doll, Barbie. Margot Robbie will star as the iconic character.

The project is a result of a partnership between Warner Bros. Pictures and Mattel, the toy company which owns Barbie. In addition to starring in the film, Robbie will also be co-producing it under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Toby Emmerich, the chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, notes that he and the company are excited for Robbie to be working on the film to portray the character in a "fresh and relevant way for today's audiences."

"I'm so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide," said Robbie in a press release. "Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child's journey to self-discovery. Over the brand's almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president."

Back in 2007, Amy Schumer was tied to another Barbie live-action film, but dropped out of it shortly after. Here's hoping Robbie's Barbie film follows in the inclusive and body-diverse footsteps that Mattel has begun to create.

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Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

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