Margot Robbie to star as Barbie
Margot Robbie has been cast to play Barbie in the first live-action feature movie about the iconic and controversial doll.
Margot Robbie is fed up of being asked about the status of her womb and has issued a friendly reminder that it is no one's business but her own.
The Queenslander is currently starring in Mary Queen of Scots as Queen Elizabeth I, who did not produce an heir, and it seems that the media is using that information as a segue into questioning the Oscar-nominated actress about her own family planning.
Speaking to Radio Times about the intrusive questions, she said, "It made me really angry ... How dare some old guy dictate what I can and can't do when it comes to motherhood or my own body?
"I got married [to Tom Ackerley], and the first question in almost every interview is, 'Babies? When are you having one?' I'm so angry that there's this social contract: you're married, now have a baby. Don't presume. I'll do what I'm going to do."
Her co-star Saoirse Ronan, who plays Mary Stuart in the film, added: "Only women get asked that when they get married. Men don't."
Robbie's comments come in the same week that former Today host Sylvia Jeffreys and singer Miley Cyrus both took to social media to deny tabloid speculation that they were pregnant.
The Daily Mail Australia said Jeffreys was pregnant because she was photographed "gently touch[ing] her tummy in a linen shift-dress", while every other tabloid jumped on the Cyrus baby bandwagon because of her recent wedding to Australian actor, Liam Hemsworth.
Jeffreys replied: "Nope, not pregnant. The only one fuelling that rumour would be you, @DailyMailAU. But thanks for the subtle reminder to wear spanx on all casual outings", while Cyrus' reply, seen below, was a little more colourful.
I’m not “ Egg-xpecting” but it’s “Egg-celent” to hear everyone is so “ Happy For Us” .... we’re happy for us too! “Egg-cited” for this next chapter in our lives.... Now , can everyone leave me alone and go back to staring at an egg. pic.twitter.com/uPya87cDSz— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 17, 2019