The leak of Barbie together photos featuring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling left the former feeling mortified. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling play Barbie and Ken, respectively, who millions know as dolls. The film will see different variations of the characters in their stylish costumes, but all eyes were on Robbie and Gosling when Barbie set photos were leaked in late June. The images showed the duo in the bright and colorful clothes that Barbie and Ken dolls are sold with. Leaking set photos isn’t a new occurrence, but Margot Robbie admitted seeing themselves in the outfits left them “dead inside.”
Margot Robbie was the guest of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon promote Barbie and David O. Russell amsterdam. Fallon showed Robbie one of the photos of herself and Ryan Gosling, leading her to comment on the feelings of insecurity it caused.
“I can’t tell you how mortified we were, by the way,” Robbie said. “Looks like laughing, having fun, but dying inside.” She lamented that “this is the most humiliating moment of my life”.
Fallon asked Robbie if she knew the photos would hit the internet. She said they were aware there were exterior shots taking place in Los Angeles, so there is always the possibility of paparazzi taking pictures and crowds watching. However, they were unprepared for the massive attention their shoot ended up attracting.
At the premiere of his Netflix film The gray mansaid Gosling Variety that he thinks Kens will “feel seen” with the film.
“It’s come my whole life,” Gosling said, somewhat jokingly. “I think a lot of Kens will feel seen when they see this. I have to do this for the Kens of the world. Nobody plays with Kens!”
As for what to expect in BarbieGosling told ET that the movie isn’t what everyone thinks it is – and he doesn’t think anyone has really got it yet.
“It’s not what you think it is. Unless it is,” Gosling said. “And then you know what it is, but I don’t think it’s what you think.”
Barbie will be directed by Greta Gerwig, with a screenplay by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. Robbie, who was rumored to have been attached to the project since 2018, will also produce the project through her LuckyChap banner. The film’s cast will also include America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Ariana Greenblatt, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Rhea Perlman, Will Ferrell, Ncuti Gatwa, Emerald Fennell, Hari Nef, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Connor Swindells, Ritu Arya and Jamie Demetriou.
Barbie will be released exclusively in theaters on July 21, 2023.