Throughout the summer, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling pictures in neon spandex on the set of Greta Gerwig's next "Barbie" movie were all over social media for a while. Numerous Los Angeles paparazzi photographers leaked set pictures that caused weeks of online disruption. During a recent appearance on "The Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon interviewed Robbie, who described the photo releases as "mortifying."
When Fallon showed viewers a picture from the "Barbie" shoot, Robbie remarked, "I can't tell you how mortified we were, by the way (via IndieWire). "We appear to be smiling and having a good time, but we're actually dying inside. Dying. This is the most embarrassing time of my life, I thought.
Robbie said, "No! I never expected the 'Barbie' set photographs would dominate online talk the way they did. I mean, I understood that we needed to shoot some exteriors in Los Angeles. When you started taking exterior photos, I knew you'd get photographed. Because we stand out a little bit in those outfits, there will probably be a little gathering of people who will pay attention. I therefore anticipated some interest and perhaps even some photographs going viral, but not to the extent that it happened.
Finally, Robbie said, "It was crazy. There seemed to be hundreds of individuals there at all times.
Robbie plays the title character in "Barbie," while Ryan Gosling plays Ken. The movie's premise is still being kept a secret by Warner Bros., but there are rumours that it has multiple different Barbie and Ken doll variations. America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, and more actors are featured in the supporting cast.
When asked about the preparations made for "Barbie" before filming, Mackey said earlier this year, "Right from the beginning, we planned a sleepover for the Barbies, which would involve playing games with Scott [Evans] and Ncuti [Gatwa]." I typically avoid playing games because I get so competitive and irate. However, Scott and I were the best.
The "Barbie" movie from Warner Bros. will premiere on July 21, 2023.