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‘Barbie’ Pitch Was Laughed At In The 1990s, Sharon Stone Claims On Social Media

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie has proven to be no laughing matter at the box office with its billion-dollar take.

But some 30 or more years ago, it was a different story when a Barbie movie was pitched, says actress Sharon Stone. Writing a response on America Ferrera’s social media post of her Critics Choice acceptance speech for her role in Barbie, Stone recalled a different time.

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“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 wrote. “How far we’ve come thank you ladies for your courage and endurance.”

The attitude exemplified by Stone’s experience wasn’t eradicated for a while. In subsequent years, an Amy Schumer Barbie vehicle was scrapped, as was one with Anne Hathaway attached.

Watch the video embedded below to see how things have progressed.

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