Sex Education’s Emma Mackey ‘landed role in live-action Barbie movie’

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Sex Education star Emma Mackey has reportedly landed a starring role alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the Barbie movie.

According to insiders, the 26-year-old actress, known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix drama, will begin filming the blockbuster in the coming weeks.

It is currently unknown what role Emma will play, although it has already been revealed that Margot, 31, will play Barbie and Ryan, 41, will be Ken.

Big moves! Sex Education star Emma Mackey reportedly landed starring role alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Barbie movie

A source told the Sun: ‘Emma is one of the brightest stars in Sex Education. The series was a breakthrough in the industry for her, and as Maeve, she made waves.

“Emma’s name has become hot property and everyone wants a piece of her. She was Jacqueline De Bellefort in the new film version of Death on the Nile and portrays Emily Brontë in the biopic about the life of the writer, which comes out this year.

“Emma’s role is closely watched, but it’s an important role and will really cement her evolution from small-screen actress to big-screen star. It’s a really exciting time for Emma and she can’t wait to start production.

The live-action film is directed by Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig.

While the details of the film have yet to be released, Margot recently teased, “We like things that feel a bit left of center. Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself. . . people immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is.’

First lady: It is currently unknown what role Emma will play, while it has already been revealed that Margot (pictured), 31, will play Barbie and Ryan, 41, will be Ken

First lady: It is currently unknown what role Emma will play, while it has already been revealed that Margot (pictured), 31, will play Barbie and Ryan, 41, will be Ken

“But our goal is to say, ‘Whatever you think, we’re going to give you something totally different – the thing you didn’t know you wanted.

Elsewhere, Emma has been working on Frances O’Connor’s debut film Emily, which does not yet have a release date – will follow the story of the acclaimed author, best known for her iconic novel Wuthering Heights.

The upcoming film will see Emma join Line Of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar, Ammonite star Gemma Jones and Fionn Whitehead from Dunkirk.

Of the upcoming project, actress-turned-director Frances, 53, said: ‘Emily Brontë’s writing is imbued with such passion, such feeling, such violence and such fierce intelligence – that I have always longed to know who she really was.

‘Emily is about a rebellious and misfit, a young woman who dares to form herself, to embrace her true nature, despite the consequences. And, by creating an imaginary life for her, I hope Emily Brontë lives again!’

Filming: According to insiders, the 26-year-old actress, known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix drama, will begin filming the blockbuster in the coming weeks (pictured Ryan Gosling in 2017)

Filming: According to insiders, the 26-year-old actress, known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix drama, will begin filming the blockbuster in the coming weeks (pictured Ryan Gosling in 2017)

Tim Haslam of Embankment, which is producing and financing the film, added: The narration of ‘Frances’ is a breath of fresh air.

“It attracts very dynamic actors; each playing very engaging characters, each provocative and just a little dangerous; certainly, modern and fiery.

Born in 1818 in West Yorkshire, Emily was the fifth of six children and spent most of her short life in the moorland village of Haworth, where her Irish father Patrick was vicar.

But life dealt Emily a series of terrible blows as she lost her mother at the age of three and then two older sisters at the age of seven.

Following her trauma, the novelist retreated into a fantasy world, writing stories and poetry with her siblings.

The writer poured his pain and passion into Wuthering Heights, a heartbreaking love story as raw as the Yorkshire Moors on which it is set.

Rise to Glory!  Emma had a breakthrough role in the Netflix drama Sex Education

Rise to Glory! Emma had a breakthrough role in the Netflix drama Sex Education

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