• Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie broke records with $155 million in first weekend
• The cast for the movie included stars such as Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Dua Lipa, and John Cena
• Potential stars for the film’s cast included Amy Schumer, Anne Hathaway, Gal Gadot, and Saoirse Ronan
Here is what happened:
Barbie’s new movie, directed by Greta Gerwig, was a huge success, breaking records by earning $155 million in its first weekend and garnering 11 Grammy nominations. Fans have been raving over the movie’s take on the beloved Barbie, as well as the hidden nods and Easter eggs referencing its 60-year history, massive movie franchises, and pop culture references.
The movie’s star-studded cast included Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, as well as cameos from Dua Lipa and John Cena. However, the original cast and crew underwent significant changes, with stars like Amy Schumer, Anne Hathaway, and Jonathan Groff initially set to be a part of the film but eventually backing out.
Margot Robbie admitted to chasing Ryan Gosling for the role of Ken, and she left daily gifts for him inspired by his character, Beach Ken. There were also other attempts at casting, including unsuccessful efforts to recruit Gal Gadot and Saoirse Ronan. Meanwhile, fans have wondered about the inclusion of a fart opera and a reference to Barbie’s rival Bratz dolls in the movie.
Despite the challenges, the movie ended up being a hit, with references to classic films like The Wizard of Oz and 2001: A Space Odyssey. While it included numerous Easter eggs, cameo appearances, and secrets behind its casting process, it was ultimately a milestone in movie history.