Anne Hathaway feels 'lucky' her Barbie movie never got made

Anne Hathaway is glad her Barbie movie never got made.

Hathaway was linked to Sony's original Barbie movie in 2017 after Amy Schumer dropped a planned Barbie movie due to "scheduling conflicts," according to The Hollywood Reporter .

Sony's version was originally slated to be directed by Alethea Jones and released in May 2020, but it never materialized.

Margot Robbie's production company Lucky Chap later took over the project with Warner Bros., which led to the huge success of Greta Gerwig's Barbie doll, which featured Robbie as her iconic doll.

Margot Robbie in Barbie . Warner Bros./"Barbie"

"They hit the bullseye"

Hathaway shared her thoughts on a 2023 Barbie doll on the Dec. 11 episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, revealing she felt "lucky" that the original movie was scrapped.

“What’s exciting about what Margot, Greta, Ryan and America and the entire extraordinary team have done is that they hit the bullseye,” Hathaway said. “Bullseye brought the whole world to this level of ecstasy.”

She went on to host Josh Horowitz: "Now imagine that version, so much energy, so much anticipation, so much emotion, but it's not the right version... I actually think it's It was a lucky thing [that the Sony movie didn’t get made]”.

Barbie cast. Warner Bros./"Barbie"

“Margot is sublime”

Hathaway went on to praise Robbie on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, calling her "just amazing."

"What she does as a creative and as a producer is so exciting and inspiring," Hathaway continued, adding that Gerwig's Barbie is the story's "best thing." Version".

"If I believed that the version I was attached to could do this, yes, I might feel differently," she admits. "I'm also a person who likes to watch women kill people. I just like it, I just like it."

Anne Hathaway is on Watch What Happens Live . Bravo/NBCUniversal/Getty Images

Hathaway concluded by saying that while she missed playing Barbie, "the right role will find the right person."

"When it doesn't happen, just trust more and move on," she added. “It might sound cliche, but you really have to stay grateful.”

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As previously mentioned, comedian Schumer exited the original Barbie movie in 2017.

However, in a 2022 interview with The Hollywood Reporter , she revealed that her decision to quit was more complicated than a "scheduling conflict."

"They definitely didn't want to do it the way I wanted it to be done. That was the only way I was interested in doing it," Schumer explained, recalling the moment she knew they were "on the wrong person."