It’s official: The actors are striking, with those in SAG-AFTRA joining the writers on the picket line starting at midnight tonight. That means promotional tours for this summer’s TV and film projects are ending today—and that Margot Robbie’s Barbie press tour fashion marathon seems to be finishing a little early. Her last outfit, for a London photo call today, is a Vivienne Westwood pink floral corset jacket and miniskirt with sky-high, pink furry heels.
Robbie said at the film’s London premiere yesterday that she would “absolutely” be part of the strike. “I’m very much in support of all of the unions,” she told Sky News. “And I’m a part of SAG so I would absolutely stand by that.” (LaineyGossip pointed out that Robbie wore an outfit recreated from a 1960 Barbie doll at that premiere, which was also the last year that both the writers’ and actors’ guilds in Hollywood were on strike at the same time. The choice may be a subtle and clever styling nod to the history that was made then and will be made now.)
The Barbie press tour was supposed to go longer; Barbie was slated to have a Berlin and New York City premiere as part of its global press tour, as Ryan Gosling and Robbie announced in early June. The cast already did appearances in Sydney, Toronto, Seoul, Mexico City, and London.
Unless a contract is negotiated swiftly—which seems unlikely, given how SAG characterized negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers leading up to the strike during its press conference today—those cities’ premieres, if they are still on at all, will not include have appearances from the cast.
Robbie’s Barbie fashion run featured her recreating outfits from several iconic Barbies, from 1992 dolls in Mexico to the first-ever Barbie released in 1959 in Australia.
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