Sharon Stone Shares Details Of Failed ‘Barbie’ Film Pitch From The 1990s: “We Got Thrown Out Of The Studio”

Sharon Stone is opening up about a pitch for a Barbie film she had in the 1990s that didn’t go well with studio executives then.

In a recent appearance on the Fly on the Wall podcast, which Dana Carvey and David Spade host, Stone shared details of what that movie would’ve looked like.

“I went to the studio to try and make Barbie in the 1990s with a producer, a friend of mine, and I had the then-CEO of Mattel on my side,” she said. “We got thrown out of the studio. They were like, ‘Why would you take this American icon and try to destroy it? What is wrong with you?’ I got a lecture and an escort to the door.”

Spade asked what the pitch for Barbie was like at the time, with Stone sharing, “We had it so the opening scene would be Barbie pulling up to Mattel in her Barbie car, and secret service come out, and their feet are as big as the car.”

She continued, “They escort her into Mattel, and everybody falls aside because she’s the most important member of Mattel. All the big people are chasing her around and kissing her ass because she’s the queen of Mattel, and it’s about the power of being Barbie and what Barbie could do in the world because she’s so powerful.”

Stone said that executives at the time “didn’t think Barbie should be powerful” and noted that those executives are no longer at the company.

Earlier this year, Stone replied to a social media post by America Ferrera in which she shared her acceptance speech from the Critics Choice Awards after winning an award.

“I was laughed out if the studio when i came w the Barbie idea in the 90s w the support of the head of Barbie,” Stone replied to the post. “How far we’ve come thank you ladies for your courage and endurance.”

Greta Gerwig directed the Oscar-nominated film with Margot Robbie as the titular character.


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