December 06, 2023


Why Margot Robbie rejected Oppenheimer producer's plea to move Barbie release date

Margot Robbie revealed that Openheimer's producer requested her to move the release date of Barbie

By Javeria Shahid December 06, 2023
Margot Robbie dubs Barbie and Oppenheimer ‘a perfect billing’ as people are wierd
Margot Robbie dubs Barbie and Oppenheimer ‘a perfect billing’ as 'people are wierd'

Margot Robbie dubbed Barbie and Oppenheimer the "perfect billing" while having conversations with Cillian Murphy.

The two lead faces from blockbuster movies, both hit the cinemas on July 21, 2023, were featured on Variety’s Actors on Actors to share their experiences about films.

During the conversation Robbie, 33, revealed before Murphy, 47, that she was asked by one of Oppenheimer’s producers to change the movie dates.

The producer shared, she responded she will not move as it's “really great pairing. It’s a perfect double billing.”

This conversation stemmed when the Suicide Squad alum was in a conversation with the Irish actor, reflecting on the history on why they chose the same dates.

Later she shared to Murphy that, “one of your[oppenheimer’s] producers , Chuck Roven, called me, because we worked together on some other projects. And he was like, ‘I think you guys should move your date.’”

The five time Golden Globe award winner recalled her response,”And I was like, ‘We’re not moving our date. If you’re scared to be up against us, then you move your date.'"

She added that Roven said “We’re not moving our date. I just think it’d be better for you to move.”

To which Robbie finally replied “We’re not moving! I think this is a really great pairing, actually. It’s a perfect double billing, ‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Barbie.’”

After she ended her part the Peaky Blinders alum appreciated her decision, saying, “That was a good instinct.”

Robbie noted, “Clearly the world agreed. Thank God. The fact that people were going and being like, Oh, watch ‘Oppenheimer’ first, then ‘Barbie.’”

She added, “People like everything. People are weird.”

To this, Murphy went on to say that people don’t like to be told and added, “They will decide, and they will generate the interest themselves."