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Will Ferrell Discusses His Role as Mattel CEO in Barbie Movie: ‘Loving Homage to the Brand

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威尔·法瑞尔 is sharing details about his role in Greta Gerwig‘s upcoming Barbie 电影!

在接受采访时 华尔街日报 杂志 周一发表, 费雷尔, 55, revealed that he will play the CEO of Mattel, the toy company that owns the Barbie brand.

“这是, in my humble opinion, the ultimate example of high art and low art,” Ferrell told the outlet of the film, written byart-house iconsGerwig, 39, 和她 Marriage Story director partner Noah Baumbach.

It’s a loving homage to the brand and, at the same time, couldn’t be more satirical,” Ferrell said. “Just an amazing comment on male patriarchy and women in society and why Barbie’s criticized and yet why every little girl still wants to play with Barbie.

Ferrell added that his reaction to reading Barbie‘s script was: “This is fantastic.He also spoke about his character in the film, which makes for Gerwig’s first since 2019’s 小女人.

I get to play the CEO of Mattel and be that guy who’s just insensitive but weird and then, not to spoil anything, but…. Anyway, that’s what excites me,” Ferrell told the outlet about his part in the movie.

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The actor was spotted in June on the Los Angeles set of Barbie wearing a pink dress shirt and tie. 当时, 好莱坞报道 reported that Ferrell is playing a toy company CEO, citing sources.

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Last Saturday, Gerwig hinted at more costumes for Barbie fans to anticipate as they wait for her new movie, 告诉 种类 that that the first-look photo of 瑞恩·高斯林 in an all-denim costume for the movie that circulated in June isone of many extraordinary looksthe actor will wear as Ken in Barbie.

I am thrilled,” Gerwig told the outlet when asked about the public’s interest in Gosling’s costuming for the movie, which will star 玛格特·罗比 in the lead role of the iconic Mattel doll.

LONDON, ENGLAND - 七月 19: Ryan Gosling attends "The Gray Man" Special Screening at BFI Southbank on July 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)伦敦ON, ENGLAND - 十月 07: Greta Gerwig attends the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences Women In Film Lunch at Claridge's Hotel on October 7, 2022 i在伦敦英国d. (大卫 M 摄. 贝内特/戴夫贝内特/盖蒂图片社)

LONDON, ENGLAND - 七月 19: Ryan Gosling attends "The Gray Man" Special Screening at BFI Southbank on July 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)伦敦ON, ENGLAND - 十月 07: Greta Gerwig attends the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences Women In Film Lunch at Claridge's Hotel on October 7, 2022 i在伦敦英国d. (大卫 M 摄. 贝内特/戴夫贝内特/盖蒂图片社)

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That is how I felt and how Margot felt and I’m thrilled that everyone shares that feeling,” the director said.

Gerwig also told 种类 that early production images showing off Gosling’s flashy costumes arenot even closeto all the costumes Ken will don in the movie.

“我真的, I couldn’t say, but it’s a lot — it’s a lot, 很多,” she said when asked exactly how many looks were created for Gosling’s Ken.

In addition to Ferrell, Gosling and Robbie, Barbie also stars America Ferrera, 凯特·麦金农, Michael Cera, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Ariana Greenblatt, Emerald Fennell, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Sharon Rooney, Anna Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya, Connor Swindells, Jamie Demetriou, and Marisa Abela.

Barbie opens in theaters on July 21, 2023.