Margot Robbie hopes Barbie is enjoyed for decades

Margot Robbie wants audiences to enjoy 'Barbie' for several decades as enduring popularity is "the mark of a great film".



Margot Robbie hopes that 'Barbie' is enjoyed for years to come.

The 33-year-old actress played the title role in last year's box office smash and hopes that audiences return to the film – which has been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar – for generations as continued popularity is "the mark" of a successful flick.

Margot told IndieWire: "For a movie to stand the test of time is always the goal. And there are movies I still watch, we all rewatch movies from 20, 30, 50, 60 years ago that feel as potent today as it did back then. And that's the mark of a great film. So I really do hope that 'Barbie' is appreciated and still feels relevant in decades to come."

The blockbuster captured the imagination around the globe when it was released last summer – with audiences flocking to cinemas dressed in pink – and Margot thinks it was the first film to make such an impact since 'Harry Potter' more than 20 years ago.

The 'Wolf of Wall Street' actress said: "There still doesn't feel like a comparison of a movie that hit the zeitgeist in the way that this did, whilst having pretty spicy cultural conversations, while also injecting a huge amount of joy, whilst also being at this budget size.

"There was such a confluence of elements in this scenario that I can't think of, 'OK, when's the last time I walked through a movie theatre and saw people dressing up to go the cinema?' The 'Harry Potter' films?"