‘Couldn’t be more satirical’: Barbie Star Will Ferrell Says Movie Will Troll Male Patriarchy, Women Who Criticize Barbie but Let Little Girls Play With the Doll

Barbie Star Will Ferrell Says Movie Will Troll Male Patriarchy
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Will Ferrell feels nothing but excitement for his upcoming project with Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. The trio will share the screens soon enough as the shooting of the Barbie movie is underway.

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The film’s lead director Greta Gerwig has adapted the famous toy dolls to make a movie which as per Will Ferrell is a straight satirical comedy on the male patriarchy.

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Barbie (2023).
Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Barbie (2023).

Barbie Star Will Ferrell Is Excited About The Satirical Comedy

It was previously announced that Margot Robbie (from The Suicide Squad fame) will be helming the film as the lead actress. Hopping along for the ride is Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of Ken (the Ken doll) and Will Ferrell.

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Will Ferrell on the sets of Barbie.
Will Ferrell on the sets of Barbie.

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While Will Ferrell was reminiscing about his past and his upcoming projects with The Wall Street Journal, he opened up about the Barbie project. Having nothing but excitement for the upcoming project, the Elf actor also shared his opinions on the patriarchy and how the movie is an homage to the Barbie brand while being a satirical comedy.

“It’s a loving homage to the brand and, at the same time, couldn’t be more satirical. 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. Boy, when I read it, I was like, ‘This is fantastic.'”

Along with these statements, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling were recently photographed in their on-set costumes which can be considered a minor leak of the storyline. The Wolf of Wall Street star also shared the humiliating scenes that she had to do while on the sets of Barbie.

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“I can’t tell you how mortified we were, by the way. We look like we’re like laughing and having fun, but we’re dying on the inside. Dying. I was like, this is the most humiliating moment of my life.”

The movie, directed by Greta Gerwig and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures will be a one-of-a-kind movie as Margot Robbie also hypes the movie by subverting the audience’s expectations.

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Will Ferrell Recently Shared The Screen With Ryan Reynolds

Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds in Spirited (2022).
Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds in Spirited (2022).

Related: Spirited Review: Modern Christmas Classic

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If you wanted to see the Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds sing, look no further. The duo of Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds were recently seen on theatre screens in a Christmas musical. Taking a dark twist from Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, the movie Spirited is a unique version of the children’s book.

The movie debuted on theatre screens on the 11th of November before going on the OTT platform Apple TV+. It received an average rating from the people but the plus side is Ryan Reynolds in a musical!

While Barbie is slated for a release date of 21st July 2023 in the UK, Spirited is available to stream on Apple TV+.

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Articles Published: 2013

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.