By Lauraine Genota, nbcwashington.com
One of the three mathematicians depicted in the hit movie “Hidden Figures” will soon have her own Barbie doll.
Mattel announced on Wednesday, ahead of International Women’s Day on Thursday, that they will sell a doll that looks like Katherine Johnson, the NASA employee Taraji P. Henson played in the 2016 film.
The Katherine Johnson doll is part of Mattel’s Inspiring Women line of dolls.
“Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie, and we are thrilled to shine a light on real-life role models to remind them that they can be anything,” company vice president Lisa McKnight said in a statement.