A new video from the set of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie shows Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling struggling with… government agents?
Silently became one of the most anticipated films of 2023, Barbie it will be directed by Greta Gerwig and written by Lady Bird director with Noah Baumbach. Gosling plays Ken and Robbie Barbie, but they may not be the only ones. Early reports indicate that the Barbie movie may have multiple versions of the iconic characters played by other members of the stellar cast.
In addition to Gosling and Robbie, the Barbie cast is a veritable roster of Hollywood celebrities. From Kate McKinnonrecently deceased SNL star, a Simu Liunew hero of the MCU, Barbie has rounded out her cast with a list of stars.
They also appear in the film America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Will Ferrell, Emerald Fennell, Hari Nef and many others. Recent photos on the set first showed Barbie and Ken in action, while Gosling and Robbie wore ’70s-inspired cowboy outfits with a hint of glamor. Now an on-set video has emerged showing Robbie and Gosling in their western-themed outfits.
Barbie emotionally talks (and perhaps begs) to two men in suits with attached earphones, Ken looks standing behind her. Eventually the two men take Barbie away with them.
oh margot is ACTING! pic.twitter.com/N86YBVRgZx
– nai (@margotswhore) June 23, 2022
Despite the cast list and various photos and videos from the leaked set, not much has been revealed about the film’s plot: the involvement of more Ken and Barbie is one of the only clues as to what Gerwig’s film might be about, as is an alleged Robbie’s Letterboxd account showing some of the films Gerwig had asked her to watch to prepare for the role.
One, in particular, The Truman Show, hints at the possible meta-nature of Gerwig’s Barbie movie. This is confirmed by the recent photos from the set. The cowboy outfits certainly allude to the fact that Gerwig embraces the different iterations of Barbie, with the western-themed dress being just one of many that real Barbies have worn over the years.
However, this video reveals that Robbie’s Barbie might have some trouble with the law. Whether it is the official US government or some other kind of bureaucratic matter of law remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: the next Barbie movie won’t be what everyone expects and as filming continues, the excitement is literally growing out of all proportion.