Dua Lipa To Make Acting Debut In "Barbie"

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 09: Dua Lipa at the Versace Fall-Winter 2023 Fashion Show held at Pacific Design Center on March 09, 2023 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Smith/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

The singer will be playing a role in the new movie and possibly even recording a song for it.

Dua Lipa debuts as a Barbie you never knew you wanted. The "Levitating" singer takes on her first acting role in the new movie based on the famous Mattel doll. The film, simply called Barbie, is directed by Greta Gerwig. The director is best known for her work on the recent films, Lady Bird and Little Women. Both were nominated for Academy Awards. As such, it's unlikely that we will be looking at a straightforward film about living dolls. The first teaser didn't provide much information, but it did give us a look into the neon world created for the movie.

For those unfamiliar with her previous work, Dua Lipa is a British singer, songwriter, and model. Dua's career began in 2015 when she signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records and released her debut single "New Love." Then, in 2016, she had a breakthrough hit with "Be the One". Her debut album was released the following year, featuring the viral single "New Rules." Dua has won multiple awards for her music, including two Grammy Awards. Her second album, Future Nostalgia, was released in 2020. It gave birth to the chart-topping hits "Levitating" and "Don't Start Now." Subsequently, it seems that Dua is making her way into acting.

Dua Lipa's Mermaid Barbie

In a tweet from the official Barbie movie account, character posters introducing the cast were shared. "Meet our Barbies and Kens," the account says in the tweet. The post includes pictures of cast members like Margot Robbie, who plays the titular character. Other cast members with their own posters were Kingsley Ben-Adir, Hari Nef, Emma Mackey, Ana Cruz Kayne, Scott Evans, Sharon Rooney, Emerald Fennell, and of course, Dua Lipa herself.

In her poster, Dua appears as a blue-haired mermaid Barbie adorned in pearls and shells. Fans had previously speculated that the pop star would appear in the film, and now it seems they were correct. The tweet gives little more information about her part in the film. Still, it offers fans the confirmation they've been looking for. Dua definitely delivers in her music, but how will she fare in her new role as an actress? Overall, we'll have to wait until Barbie releases on July 21 to find out.

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