History’s Renee Sentilles weighs in on taking Barbie to the big screen

Hollywood’s Barbie problem: How will human actress size up?
Yahoo Movies: Mattel and Sony Pictures announced plans to bring Barbie to the big screen—but some are concerned how a real-life actress can live up to the doll’s unreal body dimensions. “If filmmakers try to remake a real person to look like Barbie she will look too absurd for anyone to concentrate on the story,” said Renee Sentilles, associate professor of history.