It is laborious to think about anybody apart from Margot Robbie within the titular function of Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s new film, however it wasn’t assured despite the fact that Robbie served because the movie’s co-producer. In a brand new interview with Teen Vogue, she defined how the casting got here to be.
“I did not really audition for the function of Barbie,” Robbie defined. “I produced the movie, so I suppose I solid myself.”
However Gerwig was in the end the one who had closing say.
“I mentioned to her when she mentioned, ‘Sure, I am going to come on board,’ ‘I haven’t got to be within the film,’” Robbie continued. “I am very enthusiastic about making this as a producer, however I haven’t got to play Barbie or be within the film in any capability, I am comfortable simply to supply. And she or he was like, ‘No, I actually wanna write this for you.’ And she or he wrote me an incredible half, so I am very grateful.”
Gerwig and Robbie each knew that Ryan Gosling could be nice as Ken.
“She wrote him into the script as properly,” Robbie mentioned. “It all the time mentioned within the script: ‘Barbie, Margot’ and ‘Ken, Ryan Gosling.’”
Gosling was not signed on to do the Barbie film when Gerwig and Robbie first began discussing him within the function, and she or he says they “manifested that into existence as properly.”
She added, “And simply just about would not take no for a solution. We’re like, Ryan, you must come do it. It is on the web page, you must.”
The Barbie film has been a very long time coming. In 2016, Amy Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele have been engaged on a script to star the comic. She could not do it and pulled out of the challenge, and Anne Hathaway was tapped subsequent. Robbie’s manufacturing workforce began working with Warner Bros., and she or he grew to become the one true Barbie. Apart from all of the others residing in Barbie Land, in fact.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and extra. Her first e-book, The Lonely Hunter, will probably be launched by Dial Press in February 2022.