In the movie “Barbie,” Will Ferrell will play a “insensitive” and “strange” Mattel CEO. The 55-year-old actor has talked about his part in Greta Gerwig’s next film, which also stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, without giving too much away before the movie hits theaters.
He told the Wall Street Journal, “I get to play the CEO of Mattel and be that person who’s just insensitive but weird and eventually, not to spoil anything, but…
Ferrell praised the entire film, praising it as a fusion of high and low creative forms that resulted in something remarkable. It is, in my honest opinion, the pinnacle of high art and bad art, he remarked.
“It’s a heartfelt tribute to the company while still being hilariously satirical. It’s a fantastic commentary on male supremacy, women in society, and the reasons why Barbie is criticized yet still desired by little girls everywhere. Boy, I thought that was wonderful when I read it.”
His remarks follow Margot’s earlier declaration that the film won’t be what audiences are anticipating. She stated: “It has a lot of extra baggage! a lot of associations with the past. But this also opens up a number of exciting approaches to combating it. Once they learn that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing “Barbie,” most people tend to change their minds from “I know what that movie is going to be” to “Oh, well, maybe I don’t.””
The group, which also includes America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Scott Evans, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, and Ncuti Gatwa, bonded during sleepovers, according to the Australian actress’ co-star Emma Mackey.
“Right at the beginning, we had a sleepover for the Barbies, which would involve playing games with Scott and Ncuti,” the “Sex Education” actor admitted.