No one – not Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, or Hollywood execs – ever thought their highly anticipated barbie Will the film ever be done?
However, once it was actually in production after several years and several different iterations — the film was out on July 21 — Margot, Ryan, and writer-director greta gerwig Everyone went inside and was completely immersed in Barbie Land.
In a new cover story for Vogue where she talks all Barbie, Despite how little is still known about the plotMargot gave candid details about filming the movie, and even the curious gifts she and Ryan gave each other to help bring out the best in their Barbie and Ken characters.
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The new interview reveals not only the making of Barbie, but the preparation for it, including the envy-inducing, Posh Sleep Over Greta Hosted for Barbies (which includes Dua Lipa, Issa Rae, Emma MackeyNicola Coughlan, and others) at the Claridge’s Hotel in London before filming.
In keeping with the theme of “He’s Everything… He’s Ken,” Kens (Ryan, Simu Liu, Scott Evans) was invited to stay, but not to sleep, and when Ryan could not do so, he made sure that his presence would be known nonetheless. The outlet reports that in exchange for the actor stopping “Sent a singing telegram in the form of an old Scottish man in a kilt who played the bagpipes and gave a speech from Braveheart.”
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it seems like a move on their part Inspired gift giving between co-starsS, and Ryan also shared with Vogue how Margot helped her get into her Ken character through daily gifts, but more specifically to Ken from Barbie herself.
“When we were filming, she left a pink gift with a pink bow from Barbie to Ken every day.” He revealed: “They were all beach related. Like puka shells, or a sign that says ‘pray for the surf.’ Because Ken’s job is just the beach.”
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He added: “I never quite understood what that meant. But I felt like she was trying to help him understand Ken through these gifts that he was giving.”
It seems to have worked, and regarding Ryan’s performance as Kane, Margot declares it “The greatest version of Ryan Gosling ever put on screen.”
Ryan himself was pretty noncommittal about the role, and admitted to the outlet: “Kane wasn’t really on my bucket list. But in fairness, I don’t have a bucket list. So I thought I’d give it a shot.” “
At a Warner Bros. panel at CinemaCon he previously admitted that: “I only knew Kane from afar,” and that: “I didn’t know Ken inside out, and if I’m really honest, I doubted his energy,” However, he added: “I didn’t see it, but Margot and Greta, they cast a spell on me somehow.”
He said: “It was like I was living my life and then one day I was bleaching my hair, shaving my legs, wearing bespoke neon outfits and rollerblading on Venice Beach. “
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