Margot Robbie: Barbie Gifts for Rayan Gosling
Behind the Scenes Challenges: Navigating the Path to Production
In an exclusive feature for Vogue’s summer issue cover story, Robbie delved into the challenges that accompanied bringing the beloved “Barbie” franchise to life on the big screen. She shed light on the journey of her production company, LuckyChap, which worked diligently to transform the long-discussed project from a concept to a reality. Part of this journey involved persuading Greta Gerwig, a notable writer and director, to join forces with her partner Noah Baumbach to pen the script.
Honoring a Legacy: Balancing Tradition and Modern Perspectives
Robbie acknowledged the profound legacy of the Barbie brand, spanning an impressive 60 years. However, she recognized the complexity of the brand’s perception among diverse audiences. Noting that some people harbor strong negative sentiments towards Barbie, Robbie emphasized the need to address these perspectives while staying true to the essence of the brand.
A Unique Cast: Ryan Gosling as Ken
In this enchanting cinematic journey, Robbie’s co-star is none other than Ryan Gosling, portraying the iconic character of Ken, Barbie’s charming boyfriend. Gosling shared a delightful anecdote about Robbie’s thoughtful gestures that added a touch of magic to their filming experience.
Daily Doses of Barbie: A Gesture of Kindness and Character Exploration
Gosling revealed that Robbie surprised him with a daily gift wrapped in pink, embodying the essence of Barbie’s aesthetic. These presents, carefully chose and adorn with pink bows, were deliver by Barbie herself to Ken. Each gift had a beach theme, from puka shells to a sign invoking waves to “Pray for surf.” Gosling playfully pondered the connection to Ken’s occupation of simply “beach,” suggesting that Robbie was providing Ken with insights into his own character through these thoughtful offerings.
Margot Robbie’s Transformation: Insights from Greta Gerwig
As Robbie embarked on her journey to embody the iconic Barbie, she sought guidance from Greta Gerwig. Gerwig encouraged Robbie to listen to the podcast “This American Life” as a means to understand Barbie’s mindset and persona. Robbie reflected on Gerwig’s advice, recounting how she aimed to tap into the unique mindset of a character who lacks the inner voice that most individuals experience. This approach helped Robbie immerse herself in the world of Barbie and bring depth to her portrayal.
The Exciting Debut: “Barbie” Hits Theaters on July 21
Fans of the belove Barbie franchise have reason to rejoice as the film is set to hit theaters on July 21. Margot Robbie’s dedication to her role, Ryan Gosling’s heartwarming account of their filming experience, and the collaboration with visionary talents like Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach promise an exciting and multi-faceted cinematic adventure.
As the anticipation builds, audiences can look forward to witnessing the merging of tradition and innovation, as well as the reimagining of Barbie and Ken’s timeless romance on the silver screen.