Margot Robbie Becomes the Highest-Paid Actress with Impressive ‘Barbie’ Salary

We've been buzzing about the new Greta Gerwig movie, Barbie, for months. Ever since those initial photos from the set were released, anxious fans have been trying to figure out what exactly this movie will be about (and they've even been dressing like the iconic Mattel doll in the meantime). Now, there's a new reason that Barbie is grabbing headlines, because it just made Margot Robbie the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.

Robbie (who fills the role of the titular character) got paid an impressive $12.5 million for her part, the same amount that her co-star, Ryan Gosling, received (which, unfortunately, is still a rarity in Hollywood). Thanks to a new ranking released by Variety, this salary makes Robbie the highest paid actress of 2022.

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Right behind Robbie is Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, who got an impressive $10 million from Netflix for Enola Holmes 2, the sequel to her 2020 mystery film about Sherlock Holmes's teenage sister. Brown is followed by Emily Blunt, who received $4M for her part in Christopher Nolan's upcoming epic, Oppenheimer. And rounding out the top 5 is Jamie Lee Curtis, who got $3.5M for Halloween Ends, and Anya-Taylor Joy, who was paid $1.8M for Furiosa.

However, according to Variety, the top-paid Hollywood actor of 2022 is Tom Cruise, who got a staggering $100 million for Top Gun: Maverick. The site predicts that this number will likely become even higher, thanks to the success the Top Gun sequel has found at the box office. Second to Cruise is Will Smith, who received $35M for Emancipation, followed by Leonardo DiCaprio, who was given $30M for Killers of the Flower Moon.

While the details of Barbie have been kept very hush-hush, Robbie told British Vogue that the role “comes with a lot of baggage.” However, she said viewers can expect the unexpected. “People generally hear ‘Barbie’ and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t...’”

We know you're gonna kill it, Margot. Congrats!

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