“Barbie” is gearing up for a real-life journey this summer season!
We lastly obtained our greatest look but on the extremely anticipated Greta Gerwig-directed film after Warner Bros. launched the movie’s full-length trailer on Could 25 — which, in the end, revealed the plot that had been saved secret for months. Within the almost three-minute clip, all of the Barbies — together with Margot Robbie’s — blissfully get pleasure from their care-free lives in Barbie Land. That’s, till Robbie’s flat-footed stereotypical Barbie shatters their actuality with an existential disaster as she begins to lose her spunk (this consists of her well-known perched Barbie toe).
To unravel the thriller, she’s instructed to go the place no Barbie doll has gone earlier than . . . the true world. Together with her Ken, performed by Ryan Gosling, driving shotgun in her bubblegum-pink convertible, the 2 jet off to expertise an entire new world, clueless to the difficulty they will quickly get into.
An expanded peek into the “Barbie” universe got here by means of a June 21 trailer, which featured an intro message from Gosling and Robbie, who promised the “pinkest” movie of the yr. Within the new footage, Robbie explains to some human women, “Basically everything that men do in your world, women do in ours … Barbie is a doctor and a lawyer and so much more than that.” All the clip is ready to Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj’s new collab “Barbie World.”
Beforehand, Warner Bros. dropped 23 whopping character posters for Gerwig’s long-awaited film on April 4, saying the function of almost each solid member. After all, followers already knew that Robbie stars as Barbie with Gosling as Ken, however the posters additionally confirmed that the film is overflowing with loads extra Barbies, portrayed by actors like Issa Rae, Nicola Coughlan, Sharon Rooney, Hari Nef, Emma Mackey, Ritu Arya, and even Kate McKinnon. The posters additionally revealed for the primary time that pop star Dua Lipa is within the movie as a mermaid Barbie, and he or she even has a tune on the film’s soundtrack.
A number of hours later, Warner Bros. additionally launched the second teaser trailer for the movie, which supplies a Seashore Boys-infused take a look at Barbie Land and its many Barbie and Ken residents who absorb the solar and the colour pink.
The primary teaser for “Barbie” was launched in December 2022, and the over-the-top footage paid homage to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” to hilarious impact. The clip opens with footage of a dawn over a desert as a documentary-style narrator says, “Since the beginning of time, since the first little girl ever existed, there have been dolls.” Little women play with their dolls because the narrator continues, “But the dolls were always and forever baby dolls, until . . .” The narration fades as an enormous model of Robbie’s Barbie stands among the many women and winks at them. Completely impressed, the ladies start smashing their child dolls.
In a Nov. 25, 2022, episode of Lipa’s podcast “At Your Service,” — earlier than it was revealed that the singer is within the movie — Gerwig defined that she had her doubts when she began filming “Barbie.” “It was terrifying. I think there’s something about starting from that place where it’s like, ‘Well, anything is possible,'” the “Lady Bird” director mentioned. “It felt like vertigo starting to write it. Like, where do you even begin? What would be the story?”
Nonetheless, Gerwig’s concern is a part of what drew her to the mission within the first place. “Usually, that’s where the best stuff is. When you’re like, ‘I am terrified of that,'” she mentioned. “Anything where you’re like, ‘This could be a career-ender,’ then you’re like, ‘OK, I probably should do it.'”
Regardless of her trepidation, saying sure to the mission wasn’t troublesome for Gerwig. When Robbie requested her to put in writing it, she instantly agreed. “She came to me and said, ‘Would you be interested in writing this?'” Gerwig mentioned, including that she volunteered her associate Noah Baumbach with out even asking him. “And I said, ‘Yes!’ And then I said, ‘And Noah would like to write it too.’ And I had not really talked to Noah about this,” she added. “I don’t know! I think I had a six-month-old baby when I said yes. And I wasn’t necessarily running everything by him . . . It was in March of 2020 that Noah said, ‘Are we meant to be writing a “Barbie” movie?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘I don’t have any ideas for that! Why didn’t you sign us up to write a different thing?’ And I was like, ‘Because I have a feeling. I like Margot and I have a feeling.'”
Though Robbie was instrumental in encouraging Gerwig and Baumbach to put in writing the “Barbie” script, she later instructed BAFTA in an interview that she nonetheless wasn’t totally positive it might ever get greenlit. “The first time I read the ‘Barbie’ script, my reaction was, ‘Ah! This is so good. What a shame it will never see the light of day,'” mentioned Robbie (through IndieWire), “‘Because they are never going to let us make this movie.’ But they did.”
“Barbie” appeared to have wrapped filming in July 2022, when stars together with Rooney, Nef, Alexandra Shipp, and Ana Cruz Kayne all posted snaps from manufacturing on their social media — together with a photograph from that March that featured Robbie and Gerwig celebrating within the foreground. “It’s a wrap for the Doll! see you in Barbieland,” Nef captioned the image on Instagram.
Shipp additionally shared a carousel of behind-the-scenes images, in addition to some scorching pink Barbie clip artwork on her Instagram to commemorate her time on the manufacturing. “Thank you @barbie,” the actor captioned her submit. “Thank you #GretaGerwig for trusting me to portray one of your fabulous Barbies Thank you everyone who made this experience possible I felt all the feels and love these humans so hard with all my strength! thank you cast, thank you crew, thank you production without everyone this experience wouldn’t be possible thank you thank you THANK YOU!”
Gosling beforehand opened up about enjoying Barbie’s without end boyfriend, Ken, throughout his “The Gray Man” press tour in July 2022. In that film, Chris Evans’s character coincidentally calls Gosling a Ken doll. Gosling then instructed Leisure Tonight, “I have that Ken-ergy that you can feel, obviously.”
“I can’t wait for people to see the film,” he added about “Barbie,” although he did not give away too many particulars. “That’s all I can say, otherwise Mattel will come in and box me up.” Nonetheless, Gosling did reveal some necessary info about Ken. “That Ken life is even harder than the ‘Gray Man’ life, I think,” he mentioned. “Ken’s got no money, he’s got no job, he’s got no car, he’s got no house. He’s going through some stuff.”
Again in the summertime of 2022, Warner Bros. launched the primary movie stills of Robbie as Barbie and Gosling as Ken, full with an orange-hued six-pack and bleach-blond hair. That June, Gosling and Robbie had been additionally noticed on the set of “Barbie” dressed as their characters, exhibiting off a few of Barbie and Ken’s most iconic outfits.
Robbie admitted in a September 2022 interview with Jimmy Fallon that she was “mortified” to have somebody take images of them in costume on set. “We look like we’re like laughing and having fun, but dying on the inside. Dying. I was like, ‘This is the most humiliating moment of my life,'” she defined.
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— Further reporting by Chandler Plante.