Amy Schumer is no longer playing Barbie (Barbara Millicent Roberts, technically) in the Sony film that has now been pushed to 2020. She has dropped the role due to “a scheduling conflict,” although the casting announcement caused major backlash on the internet.
Anne Hathaway is rumored to be the next casting choice, however no official announcement has been made. Here are 10 actresses that would play Mattel’s Barbie better than both of these subpar choices.
The list of dynamic blonde leads includes fresh faces such as Dove Cameron, from Disney series “Austin & Ally” and television movie “Hairspray Live!,” as well as seasoned actresses such as Brittany Snow and Blake Lively.
The oldest potential Barbie on this list is Reese Witherspoon at 41 (although it’s no secret that she doesn’t look a day over 30). While Barbie is technically modeled to be a professional in her early 20s, Witherspoon would be a perfect fit. Her extensive career ventures include owning her own production company and retail brand, serving as the storyteller-in-chief for Elizabeth Arden, Inc. and writing her own book, not to mention her extensive philanthropic work.
All of the women on this list are models of successful, independent women who would do Barbie’s history and character proud. Take notes, Sony!