Margot Robbie Surprises Men After Hearing Them Talking About Barbie

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Barbie was a highly discussed topic around the world, even before its release, and even by men. Recently, Margot Robbie shared that she surprised a group of men in a UK establishment after hearing them talking about her movie. Read on to find out more about this hilarious situation!

Margot Robbie’s Unexpected Surprise

Everything happened on a Saturday night in Scotland. A group of men were sitting in an establishment discussing the Barbie movie, not knowing that Margot Robbie herself could hear them.

Let’s not forget that Barbie became the highest-grossing movie of 2023 and quickly became the talk of the town. Of course, the more popular the film is, the more people’s opinions will vary.

Robbie Confronted the Men

It turns out that Robbie had been sitting there for over 30 minutes listening to the men discussing the movie she stars in. One of the guys described the film as “a cultural moment he wanted to be a part of.” One of his friends had said he would never go see it, but by the end of the night, he had changed his mind.

Of course, the moment wouldn’t have been as fun if Margot hadn’t joined them. The actress said she went to their table to personally thank them for watching the movie. She added that their reactions were hilarious, and it took them a while to realize what was going on. She had already left.

Barbie’s Oscar Nominations

This might come as a surprise for fans, but Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig weren’t nominated for the Best Actress and Best Director awards. However, the actress wasn’t disappointed. She said she felt blessed to be a part of this movie and for the eight nominations it received.

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Barbie was nominated for Best Picture, Ryan Gosling was included in the Best Supporting Actor category, and America Ferrera was in the Best Supporting Actress category. It was also in the categories Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, Costume Design, Production Design, and Best Picture. Despite all of the nominations, the movie only took home one Oscar in the end.

New ‘Virtual Teleportation’ Device Transports New Yorkers to London and Hawaii

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Marriott Hotels has launched an exciting project right in the heart of New York that ‘teleports’ users to London. The idea was to simulate traveling in a super quick and easy manner. Here’s the details you need to know:

Virtual Teleportation to London

The Teleporter was designed to transport people to far-off places in just a few seconds using special virtual reality equipment and Oculus Rift goggles. The portals resemble traditional phone booths, with people stepping inside for a virtual reality journey though space, time and the Atlantic Ocean, without jet lag.

The destinations New Yorkers had available included London’s Tower 42 and the beautiful black sand beaches of Hawaii. The Teleporter stands out with its incredible attention to detail including effects like heat, wind, and mist to make the user feel like they are in the real place, From drizzly London to the cool feel of ocean spray in Maui.

A Modern Virtual Reality Experience

The floors have special pumps to make people feel like they are walking on sandy beaches or chilly UK concrete, and they also boast misting nozzles in the walls to simulate different weather conditions and fans on the ceiling to mimic different climates. There was a scent dispenser mixed with a powerful amplifier to make the experience that much more immersive—though we don’t want to know what London smells like!

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In 2014, Marriott partnered with Relevant, who, in turn, joined forces with Framestore, an award-winning VR company, to make The Teleporter a reality. Marriott wanted to connect with younger travelers by creating an amusement park in a tiny space. Their effort is considered to be at the forefront of using technology to make travel more exciting and significantly cheaper!