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Come on Barbie(s)…
It’s official, one of our favorites Sex education stars, Emma Mackey joins the next – and highly anticipated – Barbie film. Along with confirming the news, it looks like Emma also lent weight to a fan theory about the storyline.
Directed by American actress and director Great Gerwig, the Barbie live-action film will also star Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as the iconic Barbie and Ken duo. Fans have a theory, however, that there will be multiple versions of Barbie and Ken.
Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Issa Rae, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, Scott Evans and Hari Nef are also lined up for the film. The involvement of so many big names has only fueled the theory that there will be more than one Barbie and Ken in the movie.
Discuss with Squire magazine, Emma described a fun slumber party Greta threw for the cast before filming.
“Early on, we had a sleepover for the Barbies, which involved playing games with Scott. [Evans] and Ncuti [Gatwa]”, Mackey said, alluding to the aforementioned idea.
One of the games the star-studded slumber party apparently played was table tennis, and it seems the 26-year-old actress knows a thing or two about it. “I don’t usually play games, because I get so competitive and angry. But Scott and I were on top of the game,” Emma shared.
Having recently taken on the heavyweight of playing English literature icon, Brontë in Frances O’Connor’s biopic Emily, Emma says she enjoyed switching to something lighter.
“It’s great to do comedy, because Emily was a sad, dark drama,” she said Squire describing the Barbie film as “light”, “funny”, “silly” and “pink”.
In what seems like perhaps the funniest film set of the year, footage of Margot and Ryan roller-skating on Venice Beach in vibrant outfits has recently emerged. We’ve also seen the pair sport eye-catching cowboy outfits.
We can’t wait to see what role Mackey will play and what outfits she’ll wear – if there’s anything like Margot and Ryan, we’re in for a treat. The film, which began production in the spring of this year, is slated for release in July 2023.