People are calling Margot Robbie the new “highest-paid actress” now that her huge salary for the much-hyped comedy has come out.
Variety said that the 32-year-old Australian actress will get $12.5 million for playing the title role in Greta Gerwig’s movie about the famous Mattel doll of the same name. Gerwig was nominated for an Oscar for writing and directing the movie.
Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken in the movie, is also getting $12.5 million for his role.
Screen legends like Denzel Washington ($20 million for “The Equalizer 3”), Leonardo DiCaprio ($30 million for “Killers of the Flower Moon”), and Tom Cruise ($100 million for “Top Gun: Maverick”) are among the high-earning actors who still make more than Robbie’s impressive salary.
Millie Bobby Brown, who played Eleven in “Stranger Things,” made $10 million for her role in the new Netflix movie “Enola Holmes 2.”
Also on the list were Jamie Lee Curtis ($3.5 million for “Halloween Ends”) and Anya-Taylor Joy ($1.8 million for “Furiosa”).
Robbie’s Harley Quinn movie, “Birds of Prey,” which will come out in 2020, has already made $10 million.
The “I, Tonya” actress stars in “Barbie” next year with Ryan Gosling, who plays “pretty loser” Ken, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Issa Rae, and Kate McKinnon.
According to Deadline, the story is about “Barbie getting kicked out of Barbieland because she’s not perfect enough.” She then “goes on an adventure” to save Barbieland and learns “that the key to happiness is believing in oneself.”
Robbie even celebrated her 32nd birthday on set earlier this month. She was given a bright Barbie-themed cake with the words “Happy Birthday Barbie Margot!” written in light pink icing.
“Barbie” is set to hit theatres on July 21, 2023, in her hot pink convertible.