Emma Mackey Says Upcoming Barbie Movie With Margot Robbie Will ‘Surprise’ Viewers

Emma Mackey has spoken about her upcoming role in Barbie and described the film as a ‘joy’ as she got to work with some of her heroes.
Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Emma Mackey says the upcoming Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling will ‘surprise’ viewers.

The Sex Education star spoke to It’s Gone Viral about the long-awaited film while promoting her new movie Emily.

When asked what viewers should expect from the film, she responded that they will be ‘completely surprised’.

Watch Emma Mackey speak to It’s Gone Viral about the upcoming Barbie film below…

Mackey explained: “I’m so excited for the film. What to expect is to be completely surprised and for it to be an unexpected thing.

“I don’t even know how it’s going to look but it was such a joy to film and I got to work with some of my heroes so I feel very lucky.”

She then laughed and said: “I’m excited to see it too. I don’t know what it’s going to look like!”

Barbie is of the most highly anticipated films of 2023.

Along with Mackey, Margot Robbie (Birds of Prey), Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Will Ferrell (Anchorman), Simu Liu (Shang-Chi: The Legend of The Ten Rings), and Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters) round up the cast.

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The film is also directed by Academy Award-nominee Greta Gerwig.

It is currently scheduled to release in cinemas on July 21, 2023.

Mackey has previously spoken about how excited she is about the film and to work with the Lady Bird director.

Speaking to Total Film, Mackey explained: “When that came along, I was like, ‘I need to audition for this’. I was really excited because Greta’s my hero, and I adore her.”

The Sex Education star also explained that it is one of the best scripts she ever read.

Emma Mackey in the film Emily.
Emma Mackey has been described as a ‘powerhouse’ by critics in this biopic about English writer Emily Brontë. Credit: Warner Bros.

Mackey also addressed the popular internet conspiracy theory that she and Robbie are the same person.

She was shown footage of when The Wolf Of Wall Street star previously spoke about her to It’s Gone Viral, in which she said: “Her French is far better than mine and that will put the conspiracy to rest immediately.

“She also speaks Spanish, and she also has an amazing singing voice.

“I can not speak Spanish, am not fluent in French, and I don’t have an amazing singing voice as you will also find out in this movie.

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“So I think that will finally put that conspiracy to rest, we’re not the same person.

“But we are friends and I love her.” 

Responding to that footage, Mackey said: “I love her too! She’s so gracious.

“She’s such a gracious human. Thanks Margot, I’ll take that. I love her so much.”

The conspiracy started after Mackey’s appearance on Sex Education and fans hope that Robbie will one day make an appearance on the Netflix show.

Watch the trailer for Emma Mackey’s new film Emily below…

Emily is a biographical movie about English writer Emily Brontë, who was best known for her novel ‘Wuthering Heights’.

Alongside Mackey, the film also stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Invisible Man), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), and Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty).

The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival with overwhelmingly positive reviews.

The Hollywood Reporter described the movie as: “Mackey commands the screen, confidently shepherding us through Emily’s mercurial moods.

“Her eyes – darting nervously at one moment, squinting suspiciously at another – tells us what dialogue can’t.”

Emily has also received three awards at the Dinard British Film Festival, including a Best Performance Award for Mackey.

To watch IGV’s full interview with Emma Mackey and Oliver Jackson-Cohen for their upcoming film Emily, click here.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.