Prepare to be awestruck when the beloved Barbie doll comes to life in the upcoming fantasy comedy film Barbie. Directed by the talented Greta Gerwig, known for her extraordinary storytelling in films such as Lady Bird and Little Women, it promises to be a captivating adventure packed with fashion, fantasy, and endless possibilities. The film, which stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, is expected to take fans on an exciting adventure both inside and outside of Barbie Land. Prepare to meet the great actors who will play these famous characters.
Margot Robbie as Barbie
Margot Robbie brings her innate talent and charm to the part of the exiled doll herself in the film. While the exact reason for Barbie’s exile from home remains unknown, Robbie’s portrayal of this famous figure promises to capture its essence. Aside from her acting abilities, Robbie is also one of the film’s producers. Known for her iconic performances in films such as ‘The Suicide Squad’ and ‘Birds of Prey,’ Robbie’s versatility shines through as she takes on the role of Barbie, giving this popular character a new dimension.
Ryan Gosling as Ken
The amazing Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken, joins Robbie in the enchanted world of Barbie. Gosling’s Ken, as the love interest of Margot Robbie’s character, is guaranteed to capture viewers with his charm and charisma. Gosling’s portrayal of Ken, known for his outstanding performances in films such as ‘The Notebook,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ and ‘La La Land,’ promises to lend depth and mystery to this legendary figure. Gosling, with his obvious on-screen presence, is poised to give a remarkable performance that will have fans swooning.
Kate McKinnon as Weird Barbie
Comedy queen Kate McKinnon portrays Weird Barbie, a strange and eccentric version of the well-known doll. McKinnon is depicted on the character poster with marker doodles on her face and a quirky hairdo, adding a sense of playfulness to the ensemble. McKinnon’s portrayal of Weird Barbie, known for her comic brilliance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and films such as ‘Bombshell’ and ‘Ghostbusters,’ is sure to bring humor and charm to the screen, creating a distinctive figure in the Barbie universe.
Issa Rae as President Barbie
Issa Rae takes on the role of President Barbie, a version of the doll who wields power in Barbie Land. It remains to be known if she played a role in Barbie’s exile or is caught up in a web of deception. Rae’s most recent performances include Jessica Drew in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and roles in films such as ‘The Lovebirds’ and ‘Little.’ Rae’s great talent and personality will undoubtedly add depth and intrigue to the role of President Barbie.
Kingsley Ben-Adir as Different Ken
Kingsley Ben-Adir, who plays a different version of Ken, adds another layer of intricacy to the cast. While the precise contrasts between his Ken and Ryan Gosling’s remain unknown, Ben-Adir’s prior work in films such as ‘The OA,’ ‘Peaky Blinders,’ and ‘One Night in Miami’ demonstrate his range and skill as an actor. Audiences can expect to see his take on Ken and the dynamism he adds to the ensemble, which will add interest and diversity to the film.
Simu Liu as Different Ken
Simu Liu, who joins the ensemble as yet another Ken version, brings his talent and charm to the Barbie realm. Liu has captivated audiences’ attention with his outstanding martial arts skills and on-screen charisma in Marvel‘s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,’ his breakout role. Liu’s role, Different Ken, aims to give the iconic doll a new spin, demonstrating his ability as an actor and bringing an interesting dynamic to the group.
America Ferrera as Gloria
While the specifics of her part are still unknown, America Ferrera joins the star-studded cast of ‘Barbie.’ Ferrera’s involvement in the film promises to be a delightful surprise, as she is known for her outstanding performances in films such as ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ and her voice work in the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise. Ferrera’s portrayal will be captivating, providing depth and charm to her character in the world of Barbie.
Other prominent cast members:
- Hari Nef
- Emma Mackey
- Ncuti Gatwa
- Dua Lipa
You can watch the official trailer of ‘Barbie’ below