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Barbie: 10 fun facts about the movie

Have you ever watched Barbie? Check out some curiosities about this movie that is probably already the favorite of 2023

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After less than a month of release, Barbie has already become a phenomenon, being one of the biggest box office hits of 2023. The production, which was already highly anticipated since its announcement, caused movement around the world, with its intense publicity and marketing. .

Shades of pink took over the stores and everywhere, causing an unbelievable shortage of pink paint in the world, due to the intense use of the product in the scenarios of the feature.

But this is just one of the many curiosities and unusual stories that occurred during filming. Having you watched the film or not, check below a list of curious facts about the backstage of Greta Gerwig’s great success.

10 Barbie fun facts

Barbie: 10 fun facts about the movie
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  1. According to actor Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie issued a “decree” for the entire team to wear pink during filming. Those who did not adhere were “fined”, which made the team very excited to parade different models, such as pink shirts with rainbow fringes.
  2. During the first tests to form the cast, Greta and Margot decided which actresses would be Barbie’s friends, and one of the names considered was Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman at DC Studios. However, the actress did not have the schedule available.
  3. Actresses Margot Robbie and Emma Mackey draw attention on the internet for their resemblance. This was almost exploited in the film, as a funny reference, in a joke about being alike. However, when wearing the Barbie costumes, the actresses did not find themselves so similar, and gave up the idea.
  4. Greta’s desire to have a playful, very bright, almost over-the-top backdrop caused a temporary global shortage of Rosco fluorescent pink paint. The company specializes in supplying paints for film and theater productions, and delivered all stock for the film’s production.
  5. The director still had several movie inspirations to create Barbie. She shared a list of 33 films that have served as a reference and stimulus for live-action, which includes films like The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, The Truman Show, Modern Times, and, of course, 2001: A Sea Odyssey. Space, which inspired a first teaser for the feature.
  6. Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway were quoted for the role of Barbie before Margot Robbie. Firstly, Schumer was announced, but dropped out of the project due to scheduling issues. After that, Hathaway took over the vacancy as the protagonist, but only until 2018, when Sony’s contract with Mattel expired, and the toy company sought Warner Bros. Pictures.
  7. Dua Lipa made her film debut with the feature, being yet another music star to make a career on the big screen. The singer plays one of the main Barbie friends, Mermaid Barbie.
  8. In addition to all the references to movies and important icons of pop culture and Barbie history, the feature pays a simple tribute to Marilyn Monroe. The doll floats down from her house and “falls” into the car, while her dress rises exactly like Marilyn’s in the movie The Seven Year Itch.
  9. Unlike Barbie, the choice for the actor who would play the character Ken was quicker and more objective, as Greta and Margot decided, together, for Ryan Gosling to enter the role. The director said in an interview with Rolling Stone that she had no doubts about casting the actor for the role.
  10. The iconic song Barbie Girl couldn’t be left out of the feature! Many fans asked for the inclusion of the hit as a soundtrack, and even Margot Robbie even asked Greta that the film made some mention of the success. And the way found was to include a remix made by rappers Nick Minaj and Ice Spice, called Barbie World, which contains excerpts from the first one as a sample.

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