People are eager to know what Greta Gerwig is up to with Barbie, her craziest project to date. If the successful Lady Bird and her version of the classic Little Women turned cinemas upside down, this particular adventure of the mythical doll is expected to be a worldwide phenomenon.
The proof of this is in the previews, which continue to revolutionise the internet every time one is released. The first images were of Margot Robbie in a pink outfit, something that proved that the decision to cast her as the doll was the right one. Of course, seeing Ryan Gosling in blonde, there is no doubt that he will play the role of Ken just as well as his fictional girlfriend.
The first image of the actor as the doll in a still from the live-action film shows him with a flowing head of hair and underwear with his name on it. Ryan Gosling 41, can be seen in Ken’s skin – or plastic. He sports an oxygenated blond, spray tan and sculpted abs. On his face hangs a roguish grin and, tight around his waist, boxer shorts with his name on them. This is the second official image to emerge of the long-awaited project. The first was made public last April, and showed Margot Robbie (31) in the pink convertible of the famous doll, which she will bring to life.
The production of the project itself seems to allow certain images to be leaked, especially because they seem to be a real incentive for the public who want to go and see the film in a few months’ time.
With a very phosphorescent outfit, the couple skate along the promenade -or that’s what is clear from everything that has been seen on the net of the specific moment-; in an image that could well be a pack of matching dolls on the shelf of any toy shop. Once again, Gerwig shows that Barbie’s characterisation and essence will be respected in each and every one of the shots filmed for the film.
In the absence of seeing the other Barbie’s – it is known that the cast announced so far has more women with a lot of chances to play the doll in this fantasy world – what does stand out is that Robbie’s character will be a skate addict.
it is known that the film will explore a story in which a doll played by Robbie will be expelled from Barbieland for not conforming to the established canons, so she has to start a new life in the real world. And, obviously, not everything will be a bed of roses.
Barbie will be released on 21 July 2023.