Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” film, which stars Margot Robbie as the enduring character, has already generated tons of buzz — along with inflicting its director a good quantity of tension. In a Nov. 25 episode of Dua Lipa’s podcast “At Your Service,” Gerwig revealed that she had her doubts when she began making the movie. “It was terrifying. I believe there’s one thing about ranging from that place the place it is like, ‘Properly, something is feasible,'” the “Woman Fowl” director stated. “It felt like vertigo beginning to write it. Like, the place do you even start? What could be the story?”
Nevertheless, her worry is a part of what drew her to the venture within the first place. “Normally, that is the place the perfect stuff is. Whenever you’re like, ‘I’m frightened of that,'” she stated. “Something the place you are like, ‘This might be a career-ender,’ then you definitely’re like, ‘OK, I most likely ought to do it.'”
Regardless of her trepidation, saying sure to the venture wasn’t tough for Gerwig, who additionally revealed that when Robbie requested her to jot down it, she instantly agreed. “She got here to me and stated, ‘Would you be excited by scripting this?'” Gerwig stated, including that she volunteered her associate Noah Baumbach as co-writer with out even asking him. “And I stated, ‘Sure!’ After which I stated, ‘And Noah wish to write it too.’ And I had not likely talked to Noah about this,” she added. “I do not know! I believe I had a six-month-old child after I stated sure? And I wasn’t essentially operating all the pieces by him . . . It was in March of 2020 that Noah stated, ‘Are we meant to be writing a “Barbie” film?’ I stated, ‘Sure.’ He stated, ‘I haven’t got any concepts for that! Why did not you signal us as much as write a distinct factor?’ And I used to be like, ‘As a result of I’ve a sense. I like Margot and I’ve a sense.'”
“Barbie” appeared to have formally wrapped filming in July, when stars from the upcoming movie together with Sharon Rooney, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, and Ana Cruz Kayne all posted snaps from manufacturing on their social media, together with a photograph from March that includes Robbie and Gerwig celebrating within the foreground. “It is a wrap for the Doll! see you in Barbieland,” Nef captioned the image on Instagram.
Shipp shared a carousal of behind-the-scenes pictures, as effectively some sizzling pink Barbie clip artwork on her Instagram to commemorate her time on the manufacturing as effectively. “Thanks @barbie,” the actor captioned her put up. “Thanks #GretaGerwig for trusting me to painting considered one of your fabulous Barbies Thanks everybody who made this expertise doable 💖 I felt all of the feels and love these people so laborious with all my power! thanks solid, thanks crew, thanks manufacturing with out everybody this expertise would not be doable thanks thanks THANK YOU!”
The solid has come a good distance because the first photograph from the film was launched again in April, exhibiting Barbie sitting in her iconic pink convertible, smiling up on the digicam. That was additionally the world’s first glimpse at Gerwig’s tackle the enduring Barbie trend, which might be totally revealed when the film is launched subsequent July, in accordance with a tweet from Warner Bros.
Ryan Gosling additionally opened up about enjoying Barbie’s forever-boyfriend, Ken, throughout his “The Grey Man” press tour in July. In that film, Chris Evans’s character coincidentally calls Gosling a Ken doll. Gosling instructed Leisure Tonight, “I’ve that Ken-ergy you could really feel, clearly.”
“I am unable to look ahead to individuals to see the movie,” he instructed ET about “Barbie,” although he did not give away too many particulars. “That is all I can say, in any other case Mattel will are available in and field me up.” However he did reveal some vital information about Ken.
“That Ken life is even tougher than the ‘Grey Man’ life, I believe,” Gosling stated. “Ken’s bought no cash, he is bought no job, he is bought no automotive, he is bought no home. He is going by means of some stuff.”
On June 15, the studio launched the primary photograph of Gosling as Ken full with a orange-hued six-pack and bleach-blond hair. On June 23, Gosling and Robbie had been noticed on the set of “Barbie” dressed as their characters, each sporting matching rodeo outfits (Robbie in pink, after all). And 4 days later, Robbie was seen on set once more, this time skating round in her pink two-piece outfit, wanting comfortable as ever. Later in June, Gosling and Robbie had been photographed in vivid neon,’90s-style rollerblading outfits.
Presently, there’s nonetheless little or no information accessible in regards to the plot of “Barbie,” which has been in growth for years now (although it appears protected to imagine at this level that it entails rollerblading). Amy Schumer was as soon as connected to the film, however she exited in 2017. The present iteration filmed in Venice, CA, and has a star-studded solid that features Issa Rae, America Ferrera, Nef, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, and extra.
In a 2021 interview with British Vogue, Robbie stated of the film, “It comes with loads of baggage! And loads of nostalgic connections. However with that come loads of thrilling methods to assault it. Folks typically hear ‘Barbie’ and suppose, ‘I do know what that film goes to be,’ after which they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, they usually’re like, ‘Oh, effectively, perhaps I do not . . . ‘”
Learn on for all the pieces we all know in regards to the upcoming movie, together with its plot, solid, launch date, and first-look pictures.
— Further reporting by Chandler Plante.