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Cinema fans shouldn’t expect a repeat of this summer, when director Greta Gerwig’s cultural phenomenon “Barbie” took the box office by storm.
The film’s star, Margot Robbie, was pretty clear that there likely will not be another installment of this year’s highest-grossing film.
During a recent interview with the Associated Press, the Australian weighed in on the matter of reprising her role as a live-action Mattel doll.
“I think we put everything into this one,” she said of the film. “We didn’t build it to be a trilogy or something. Greta put everything into this movie, so I can’t imagine what would be next.”
In an era where “woke” Hollywood studios and directors too often rely on remakes, reboots, sequels and prequels to turn a profit, it appears as though Robbie has joined those who are ready to see more original projects.
The actress, 33, praised her hit summer movie as different than many of today’s films, in the sense that it was unique.
“I’d say the biggest takeaway for me is that original films can still hit huge at the box office. It doesn’t have to be a sequel or a prequel or a remake,” she said. “It can be totally original. It can still be big, given the big budget to do that.”
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