‘Barbie’ has a link to the Premier League in the form of Margot Robbie.
It’s not often a Hollywood star and an icon in the children’s toy world come together to forge a tenuous link with the Premier League.
However, in ‘Barbie’ star, Margot Robbie’s case, the English top-flight has long been of interest to her.
According to Sport Bible, citing a historic 2018 BBC interview with the Australian, Robbie fell in love with Fulham thanks to her film producer husband, Tom Ackerley.
Indeed, back in 2014, there was even a tweet showing her turning up at Craven Cottage complete with Fulham garb.
It’s unclear how often Robbie gets to watch her favourite team, though she spoke effusively about the club when shooting I, Tonya.
“My two best friends – well, it’s my husband and my other best friend Josie. Aston Villa’s is Josie’s team, Fulham’s Tom’s team,” she said to the BBC.
“So they’re going to the game and it’s tense already. I’m on the edge of my seat to see who wins. I mean, I’ve pledged my allegiance to Fulham, so I want Fulham to win.”
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 18, 2014
Perhaps the Premier League team isn’t prestigious enough for her Hollywood friends, as neither Leonardo Di Caprio nor Brad Pitt have been spotted in west London recently.
However, with Robbie being in the spotlight in London and internationally as a result of her new film, who’s to say she won’t make a visit to that stretch of the Thames at the start of the 2023/24 campaign?