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Barbie: Facts About Greta Gerwig’s Fantasy Film You Probably Didn’t Know

Barbie stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles.





One of the much-awaited films of 2023, Barbie releases in cinemas on July 21, 2023. (Image: AP)
The film clashes at the box office with director Christiopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. (Image: AP)
Barbie stars Margot Robbie in the lead role, with Ryan Gosling as Ken along with America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell. (Image: AP)
The plot of the film revolves around Barbie and Ken having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. (Image: AP)
The font used in the film is based on the font that was used for all Barbie dolls, products, and merchandise from 1975-1991. (Image: AP)
According to Ryan Gosling, he accepted the role of Ken after seeing his daughter's Ken doll lying face down in the mud next to a squashed lemon. He then took a shot of the doll and lemon and sent it to Greta Gerwig, saying, "I shall be your Ken, his story must be told." (Image: AP)
Ryan Gosling's Ken is inspired by the appearance of Sun Lovin' Malibu Ken from 1979, who also wore turquoise swimwear and had blonde hair with tan skin. (Image: AP)
Even before release, the film has already been banned in Vietnam due to the appearance of a perceived 9-dash line (with only 8 dashes) coming out of the "Asia" portion of a crude map present in trailers. (Image: AP)
Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto created a unique color palette for the film that Greta Gerwig named "Techni-Barbie," after the Technicolor format. (Image: AP)
Gal Gadot was considered to play Barbie, but she was unavailable, and the role went to Margot Robbie. (Image: AP)
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