Did Neighbours actually predict Margot Robbie’s role in the live action Barbie movie?

There was a telling detail all along.
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Considering she’s currently dominating Hollywood, it’s easy to forget that Australia’s own Margot Robbie got her start in one of the country’s most popular soap operas – Neighbours.

She was originally introduced to Ramsay Street as guest character Donna Freedman – a fangirl of Ty Harper (played by musician Dean Geyer) – before earning a regular place on the soap.

Margot as Donna Freedman in Neighbours.

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During her stint, one of Margot’s most memorable storylines was her marriage to Ringo Brown (played by Sam Clark). And it’s here that the soap may have unintentionally predicted the actress’ upcoming role in Greta Gerwig’s live action Barbie movie.

For the fake nuptials, Donna rocked an eccentric pink dress with plenty of tulle that’s very reminiscent of the pink outfits we’ve seen Margot don while filming for Barbie.

Spot the difference.

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In a behind-the-scenes interview at the time of filming, the I, Tonya star revealed that the wardrobe for the Neighbours wedding began months in advance.

“I’ve done an hour and a half fittings at least once a week,” the actress said. “I look like a cartoon character like Cinderella or something like that.”

The actress also made reference to the princess Rapunzel, and said the dress is “like a fairytale”.

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“And it’s pink,” she added. Why yes, Margot, yes it is pink.

You know who else wears pink dresses with tulle? Barbie. The doll was also in a movie called Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale. So, need we say more?

These days, Margot is far away from Ramsay Street as she is busy filming for Barbie. In the live action film, she plays, of course, the titular role, alongside Ryan Gosling as Ken.

Fans have delighted to see many behind-the-scenes shots of the actress donning a plethora of pink outfits, including flared pants and a fluoro pink leotard. The outfits have even birthed the latest fashion trend called Barbiecore.

Margot as Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s live action film.

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In an interview with Vogue, the Australian-born confessed that playing the role of Barbie “comes with a lot of baggage”.

“And a lot of nostalgic connections,” she added. “But with that come a lot of exciting ways to attack it.

“People generally hear ‘Barbie’ and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t…’

“Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different.”

While leaving her Neighbours days behind, the Wolf Of Wall Street star has by no means forgotten her roots.

As the final episodes of the soap were filmed, Margot sent 37 bottles of champagne to the Melbourne set to mark the end of the era.

“Like everything we did, we did it together. That’s a wrap ♥️,” Takaya Honda, who plays David Tanaka on the soap, captioned the post.

“Thanks Margot for the champagne. 37 bottles for 37 years. @neighbours.”

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