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26th Jul 2023

Margot Robbie praised after unexpectedly switching to sign language to greet deaf fan

Jack Peat

A viral clip of the Barbie star has resurfaced on social media

Margot Robbie has been heaped with praise after a clip resurfaced on social media of her signing to a deaf fan.

The Australian has become the talk of the town after starring in the Hollywood blockbuster Barbie alongside Ryan Gosling.

The film has smashed box office predictions and grabbed the biggest opening weekend of any film in 2023 with $337 million globally ($155 million in the US).

Not only that, but Barbie now holds the record for the biggest opening ever for a female director (Greta Gerwig), the biggest opening ever for a movie based on a toy and also the biggest opening ever for stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

A clip of Robbie unexpectedly switching to sign language to communicate with deaf fan has resurfaced online.

The Barbie star was at a premiere for Amsterdam last year, when the fan began signing at her.

Surprisingly, Robbie, who hasn’t previously disclosed her ability to sign, then gestured back that she was ‘happy to meet’ the fan.

“As if we couldn’t love her anymore!”, one supporter tweeted, while others chimed in that it should be ‘essential’ for everybody to know the basics.

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