A fan art of the highly anticipated film of Barbie beautifully recreates its protagonist Margot Robbie as an anime-style Barbie
Margot Robbie is beautifully recreated as an anime Barbie in stunning fan art by Seiorai, an incredible illustrator. Take a look at her portfolio on social networks, she even has a YouTube channel where you can see what her work process is like.
The artist frames the famous Mattel figure in the style of the upcoming movie poster with the Barbie logo emblazoned on the image. Seiorai also provides a horizontally reversed image of the character and an extreme close-up that highlights the doll’s glowing eyes. You can see the illustrations below.
Barbie will be a unique coming-of-age story
Greta Gerwig, director of Barbie, began her acting career. She received good reviews for her roles in movies like Frances Hawhich he co-wrote, Maggie’s Plan and 20th Century Women. Since then, she has made a name for herself behind the camera writing and directing coming-of-age films like Lady Bird and the film adaptation of little women 2019, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. Gerwig has prepared Barbie for it to become his most unconventional take on the genre thus far.
Set in a world full of Barbies trapped in perpetual parties and roses. Robbie’s version finds itself less than perfect, as evidenced by the scenes from the latest trailer that you can check out at the bottom of this post. She contemplates her mortality and finally puts her heels to the ground. Traveling to the human world as a figure created from outdated female stereotypes will provide Barbie with an immense sense of culture shock. She initiating an external and internal exploration of what it means to be a woman in modern society. As a doll designed to be immersed in happiness, Barbie will finally face the challenges of reality and discover the breadth of her existence.
Gerwig recently revealed that his version of Barbie was inspired by the 1994 book. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, who investigated the social pressures girls face in their teens and how those pressures affect their maturity. With Barbie looking to marry Gerwig’s love of coming-of-age stories with explorations of modern femininity, the meta-fueled movie seems to have a lot more below the surface than we might expect in a Barbie movie.
Barbie stars Oscar nominees Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, along with America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Will Ferrell, singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, and Oscar winner Helen Mirren. Gerwig directs from a script by Gerwig and Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach.