One of the many things prospective watchers loved about the upcoming Barbie movie was that nearly every cast member was either a Barbie or a Ken, and their names were all Barbie and Ken. If that doesn’t make you feel like a kid again, I don’t know what will. While the cast was filled with amazing actors, Margot Robbie (starring in the principal role as Barbie) wanted a particular actress on the list, and that actress was one of her DCEU co-stars.
Barbie (2023) boasts a magnificent cast of actors and actresses, all starring in different roles. Still, most of them consist of Barbies and Kens. The list of incredible Barbies includes Alexandra Shipp, Ana Cruz Kayne, Dua Lipa, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Margot Robbie, Nicola Coughlan, Ritu Arya, and Sharon Rooney.
While many loved the idea of each actress being a different version of Barbie, some wondered why they weren’t all given names like Emerald Fennell’s character, Midge. In response, Greta Gerwig responded that the idea to have multiple Barbies came from Mattel when she was on tour with them.
Gerwig noticed that while Barbie tends to have friends and family, like Midge, Christie, and her little sisters, most of the toys in the line are named Barbie. She decided to perpetuate this, mentioning that she found it philosophically interesting because not only were they Barbie, but “Barbie is everyone.”
Margot Robbie Wanted One More Barbie for the Barbie Movie
The Barbie movie premiered today in most countries, and while fans are flocking to watch the film, actors and directors can finally share some of the behind-the-scenes secrets that they have been holding onto since the commencement of filming.
Few know that while Margot Robbie was the “main” Barbie of the movie, she was also a producer, so she had a say in some of the suggestions and choices here and there.
One request that Margot Robbie had, unfortunately never resolved, was that she wanted to have one of her DCEU co-stars join her on the set of Barbie. That co-star is none other than Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot.
Gal Gadot has been the face of Wonder Woman since her standalone movie in June of 2017, just months before she returned for an appearance in Justice League in November of that same year.
Margot Robbie shared in an interview with Vogue that she wanted Gal Gadot to be a part of the Barbie movie because she “is Barbie energy.”
“Gal Gadot is Barbie energy. Because Gal Gadot is so impossibly beautiful, you don’t hate her for being that beautiful because she’s so genuinely sincere and so enthusiastically kind that it’s almost dorky. It’s like right before being a dork.”
Although Gadot would have loved to be a part of it, there were some scheduling issues, and she wasn’t available. Still, on her Instagram story, she shared that she is “in it for the next one, sister!” so hopefully, Greta Gerwig will decide to make another adventure in Barbieland, and Gadot can be Superhero Barbie.