Is this the key to Barbie’s fantasy home? A positive attitude and solid dance moves. While the premise of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” which is produced by lead actress Margot Robbie, has mostly remained a mystery, co-star Simu Liu confirmed that the picture is a comedy.
Making Gerwig Grin On Set Was “The Finest Feeling In The World,”
“You hear, ‘HAHAHAHA!’ from the video village when you’re shooting a scene and it’s working,” Liu told GQ, echoing writer-director Gerwig’s laughter. “There’s no chance for you if you’re an asshole on a Greta Gerwig set.”
Making Gerwig grin on set was “the finest feeling in the world,” Liu said, especially because Gerwig cast Liu in part after learning that the “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” superhero used to be in a competitive hip-hop dance company in college.
“Greta was saying how much she enjoyed watching males dance because it’s an expression of talent that you don’t see from average men,” Liu remarked. “She giggle-screamed and audibly guffawed — and then I got the part.”
“I wish I could just show you what we do on a daily basis because it’s insane,” Luu explained.
Gerwig’s “Barbie” script was one of the best he’d ever read, according to Liu’s agent.
Liu said, “He literally said this verbatim.” “If I had to bet my career on one script, it would be the ‘Barbie’ script,” he said. ‘I believe you should do it.’
Robbie plays Barbie, a fictional doll who leaves her fancy world only to be confronted by reality. Will Ferrell plays the CEO of a toy corporation reported to be inspired by Barbie producer Mattel, which also produced the film. Ryan Gosling plays Ken.
“People generally hear ‘Barbie’ and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be,’ and then they hear Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t…,'” star and executive producer Robbie previously told British Vogue, adding that the film “comes with a lot of baggage and a lot of nostalgic connections” to honor Barbie’s legacy.
The ensemble cast also includes Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emerald Fennell, and “Sex Education” stars Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, and Connor Swindells.
Who Is Simu Liu?
Simu Liu (/simu liju/ SEE-moo LEE-ew; Chinese) was born on April 19, 1989. He is a Canadian actor and stuntman best known for his role as Shang-Chi in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which was released in 2021.
He also starred as Jung Kim in the CBC Television sitcom Kim’s Convenience, and his performance in Blood and Water earned him ACTRA and Canadian Screen Award nominations.
Who Is Greta Gerwig?
Greta Celeste Gerwig was born August 4, 1983, and is an actress, writer, and director from the United States. She rose to prominence after working on and starring in several mumblecore films.
She appeared in a series of Joe Swanberg films between 2006 and 2009, including Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) and Nights and Weekends (2009), some of which she co-wrote or co-directed (2008).