Greta Gerwig says she was ‘terrified’ that making the ‘Barbie’ live-action film ‘could possibly be a career-ender’

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2022-11-27 10:04:20

Greta Gerwig admitted that she was “terrified” to direct and co-write the upcoming Warner Bros. “Barbie” movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

The 39-year-old filmmaker advised Dua Lipa that she was excited but additionally anxious about taking up the primary ever live-action film based mostly on the long-lasting Mattel Doll.

“It was terrifying,” the three-time Academy Award nominee mentioned throughout a Friday look on the 27-year-old British singer’s podcast “At Your Service.”

Greta Gerwig admitted that she was “terrified” to tackle the live-action “Barbie” film.
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Gerwig continued, “I feel there’s one thing about ranging from that place the place it’s like, ‘Nicely, something is feasible.'”

RYAN GOSLING SEEN AS KEN IN FIRST LOOK AT ‘BARBIE’ LIVE-ACTION MOVIE

She added, “It felt like vertigo beginning to write it. Like, the place do you even start? What could be the story?”

“I feel it was that feeling I had realizing that it could be actually attention-grabbing terror. That is often the place the very best stuff is.”

“If you’re like, ‘I’m fearful of that,'” the “White Noise” star mentioned. “Something the place you’re like, ‘This could possibly be a career-ender,’ then you definately’re like, ‘OK, I in all probability ought to do it.'”

Gerwig feared that directing and co-writing the movie "could be a career-ender."

Gerwig feared that directing and co-writing the film “could possibly be a career-ender.”
(Warner Bros.)

Gerwig enlisted her companion and frequent collaborator Noah Baumbach to co-write the screenplay in 2019. In 2021, she signed on to direct the romantic comedy.  

Robbie is taking part in the position of the titular doll and Gosling is portraying Ken

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The “Suicide Squad” star can be producing the film for her firm LuckyChap Leisure alongside Mattel Movies and HeyDay Movies. 

The film stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken.

The movie stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken.
(Warner Bros.)

The movie’s star-studded solid additionally contains America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, Ariana Greenblatt, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef and Alexandra Shipp.

Few particulars have been revealed about “Barbie”‘s plot however a logline for the film reads, “A doll residing in ‘Barbieland’ is expelled for not being good sufficient and units off on an journey in the true world.”

Manufacturing on “Barbie” started final March and the movie is about to be launched on July 21, 2023.

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