Sex Education fame Emma Mackey has finally landed an A-list role alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the Barbie movie. Reportedly, the 26-year-old actress who is known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the teen Netfilx drama, will start filming on the recently announced blockbuster in the next few weeks.
Currently, it is known as to what part Emma will be seen playing, while it has already been revealed that Margot, 31, will play Barbie and Ryan, 41, will be Ken.
While details of the film are yet to be released, Margot Robbie recently teased: “We like the things that feel a little left of centre. Something like Barbie where the intellectual property, the name itself . . . people immediately have an idea of, 'Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is.”
“But our goal is to be like, 'Whatever you're thinking, we're going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn't know you wanted.”
Meanwhile, a source told the Sun: “Emma is one of the brightest stars to come out of Sex Education. The series was a breakthrough into the industry for her, and as Maeve she made waves.
“Emma's name has become hot property and everyone wants a piece of her. She was Jacqueline De Bellefort in the new film version of Death On The Nile and plays Emily Bronte in the biopic about the writer's life, which is out this year.
“Emma's role is being closely guarded but it's a big part and will really cement her evolution from small-screen actress to big-screen star. It is a really exciting time for Emma and she cannot wait to get started on the production.”
The Barbie movie will be a live-action one being directed by Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig.
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