Greta Gerwig’s film casting of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken proved to be an undeniable stroke of brilliance for multiple reasons.
Margot Robbie has repeatedly showcased her versatility, much like the iconic Barbie doll, which has been a part of our cultural consciousness since 1959. Originally a beach-loving doll, Barbie has since
transformed into a multifaceted character a doctor, businesswoman, rock star, astronaut, and even a president touching the lives of countless individuals, regardless of whether they owned one of the billion-plus sold worldwide. Throughout the years, she has inspired and provoked controversy, always maintaining her impeccable fashion sense and perfectly coiffed appearance (except when adventurous kids tried their hand at hairstyling with scissors). Now, Barbie has her own movie, promising to explore her journey beyond the signature pink box, leaving audiences pondering the intricacies and rewards of life itself. As Margot Robbie aptly put it, the film aims to make us contemplate the essence of existence and the complexities that accompany it.
Barbie’s allure extends beyond the superficial as the upcoming film delves into profound moments and emotions, a departure from your typical summer popcorn flick. Margot Robbie, who not only stars as Barbie but also played a crucial role as a producer in bringing the movie to life, fearlessly embraces the character’s complexities. Alongside her, Ryan Gosling, equally daring and charming, takes on the role of Ken, Barbie’s fun-loving and fit yet somewhat clueless boyfriend. The duo’s on-screen chemistry effortlessly captures the essence of Barbie and Ken, drawing praise from fellow cast member Simu Liu, who commends their embodiment of the iconic duo’s energy. As the movie’s release approaches on July 21, the anticipation and excitement border on hysteria, making it evident that Barbie’s cinematic adventure is in capable hands with Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling at the helm.