Margot Robbie Tells Cillian Murphy ‘Oppenheimer’ Producer Asked Her To Change ‘Barbie’ Release

Margot Robbie and Cillian Murphy are sitting down for the first time together following the “Barbenheimer” phenomenon that followed their blockbuster films “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer.” In a new interview for Variety’s series “Actors on Actors,” the duo reacted to their film’s cultural craze after both were released on July 21, 2023. Margot even revealed that a producer from the movie about atomic bomb creator, J. Robert Oppenheimer, asked her if she would push the date of her film so the two weren’t competing in the box office. “One of your producers, Chuck Roven, called me, because we worked together on some other projects. And he was like, ‘I think you guys should move your date,'” the 33-year-old said. “And I was like, ‘We’re not moving our date. If you’re scared to be up against us, then you move your date.’ And he’s like, ‘We’re not moving our date. I just think it’d be better for you to move,’ And I was like, ‘We’re not moving!'” she told Cillian. Margot, who was a producer and portray Barbie for the Greta Gerwig film, also revealed that she wasn’t slated to play the lead role at first. Cillian went on to praise his director, Christopher Nolan, with whom he worked five times before. The pair shared how they prepped for their roles and joked about getting into character with different accents. At the end, Margot also shared a big reveal: if she would ever consider doing a sequel for the film. “It’s not no, but also it would take a lot for it…to live up to it,” she explained.