Actor Ryan Gosling shares insights about the highly successful film Barbie and discusses the possibility of a sequel during an event at London’s BFI Southbank. The Barbie movie, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie as Barbie, became Warner Bros.’ biggest movie, grossing over $1.44 billion worldwide since its release in July 2023.
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Ryan Gosling Musings and ‘Husky Ken’ Proposal
Addressing the audience’s curiosity about a potential Barbie sequel, Ryan Gosling expressed uncertainty, stating, “Oh, I’m not going anywhere near that. We really know nothing.” However, he intriguingly proposed the idea of portraying a character variation, suggesting, “Can it be a husky Ken? Can I play Husky Ken, like Sandwich Ken? Can I play that Ken next time?”
Insights from America Ferrera on ‘Barbie 2
America Ferrera, also present at the event, added to the discussion, emphasizing that there is no concrete information about a sequel. She highlighted Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s approach, stating, “They did not set out to make a franchise. They put it all out on the table—every bit of it that they loved and that they knew to do, they did.” While Ferrera acknowledged not having insider information, she playfully hinted at the possibility of a Ken spinoff.
Margot Robbie’s Reservation and Conflicting Feelings
Despite Barbie’s tremendous success, Margot Robbie, who portrayed the title character, recently shared her reservations about a sequel during an interview with Cillian Murphy. Robbie expressed pride in the original movie, noting its uniqueness as not being a sequel, prequel, or remake—a rarity in today’s film landscape. She admitted to conflicting feelings, stating, “It’s not no, but also, it would take a lot [for it to live up to expectations].”
Greta Gerwig’s Next Ventures: ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Adaptations
As discussions swirl around a potential Barbie sequel, Greta Gerwig, the director of the first film, is set to helm two adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia book series for Netflix. This project reflects her continued involvement in bringing beloved literary works to the screen.