Ava DuVernay's Official Barbie Doll Is Out, 'Selma' Director Calls It 'Wild & Wonderful'
Ava DuVernay is officially a Barbie girl!
The Oscar-nominated Selma director and Mattel announced via Twitter on Sunday that a Barbie modeled after the filmmaker goes on sale today.
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"We’re so excited to share that the @AVAETC #Barbie doll will be available tomorrow! Check back here for more details on how to get your doll," the toy brand tweeted out.
We’re so excited to share that the @AVAETC#Barbie doll will be available tomorrow! Check back here for more details on how to get your doll— Barbie (@Barbie) December 7, 2015
"Tomorrow this #AvaBarbie goes on sale for Christmas because enough folks asked @Mattel to do so. Wild + wonderful," DuVernay wrote.
Following Variety magazine’s Power of Women Luncheon earlier this year, Mattel released one-of-kind dolls of a few female celebs including Kristen Chenoweth, Eva Chen and DuVernay.
DuVernay version was so well-received, the company decided to release it to be sold in stores.
News of the lastest Barbie has caught the attention of many, including actress Kerry Washington, who responded “AWESOME” to a tweet about its release.
AWESOME “@AVAETC: Tomorrow this #AvaBarbie goes on sale for Christmas because enough folks asked @Mattel to do so. https://t.co/ON0cjMwt0p”— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 7, 2015
DuVernay’s doll follows the recent release of one created in Zendaya's likeness, and the singer spoke to ET about her excitement.
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"I think it’s definitely time to have a Barbie like this," the Disney star explained. "It’s opening doors for a lot of women, women of color, of all different backgrounds. I think that’s really, really exciting."
To see why the star loved the outfit Mattel picked for her doll, watch the video below.