Greta Gerwig Admits One of the Best Moments of Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie From Barbie Was Inspired From a Commercial

Greta Gerwig unveils unexpected inspiration behind memorable Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie scene in Barbie movie.

Greta Gerwig Admits One of the Best Moments of Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie From Barbie Was Inspired From a Commercial


  • Gerwig's innovative approach transforms Barbie's narrative, blending entertainment with mind-bending elements, exemplifying her commitment to creative storytelling.
  • A revelation about a key scene's inspiration from a commercial adds an intriguing layer to Barbie, showcasing Gerwig's dedication to diverse influences.
  • Gerwig fought to preserve Barbie's dream ballet scene, inspired by Singin' in the Rain, showcasing dedication to creative vision.
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In a revelation that caught many by surprise, Greta Gerwig, the visionary behind the Barbie film starring Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. She confessed to drawing inspiration from an unexpected source for one of the movie’s standout scenes.

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Greta Gerwig

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The 40-year-old, known for her creative flair, disclosed the enthralling travel sequence. It highlights the on-screen chemistry between Gosling and Robbie, which found its roots in a commercial. 


Greta Gerwig Reveals Barbie’s Memorable Scene Drew Inspiration From A Commercial

Embarking on a whimsical journey from her dream house to reality, Barbie undergoes a transformative narrative in the hands of Greta Gerwig.

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Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling

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The brilliant writer-director of Little Women. Gerwig, known for her knack for subverting cultural icons, takes on Barbie with a refreshing twist, blending entertainment with mind-bending elements.


The 1740-second cinematic delight curated by Gerwig delivers a thrilling experience, boasting eye-catching visuals, sharp costumes, stellar writing, and outstanding performances. Notably from Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, all accompanied by a lively soundtrack.

In an unexpected revelation, Gerwig shared that a particularly remarkable scene depicting travel in the Barbie film drew creative inspiration from an unlikely source: a commercial.

Those keen on dissecting the movie may recognize the characters’ journey from Barbie Land to the Real World, influenced by the dynamic energy of a commercial setting. In a recent discussion on ShotDeck, Gerwig unveiled the behind-the-scenes details, recounting a conversation with the commercial’s director. She said,


“I actually talked to the director, and I was like ‘how did you do that?’ And he said we did it 116 times.”

This revelation adds an intriguing layer to the Barbie film, showcasing Gerwig’s commitment to infusing diverse influences into her work. As a promising director, the artist has previously divulged her efforts to retain a pivotal scene in Barbie.

Further underscoring her dedication to shaping a unique and compelling cinematic experience for audiences.

Greta Gerwig Insisted On Preserving Ryan Gosling’s I’m Just Ken Moment In Barbie

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Simu Liu, Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, and Greta Gerwig on the sets of Barbie

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Gerwig, the creative force behind the Barbie film. Passionately championed the preservation of a pivotal scene featuring the 43-year-old unforgettable I’m Just Ken moment.

This insistence underscored Gerwig’s dedication to the movie’s creative integrity. It ensures that Gosling’s scene retains its essence and charm. The iconic Kens’ show-stopping song and dance nearly faced the chopping block, as Gerwig disclosed during the BFI London Film Festival.

As per Variety, the filmmaker revealed,


“It just said in the script, And then it becomes a dream ballet  nd they work it out through dance. There was a big meeting that was like, ‘Do you need this?’ And I was like, Everything in me needs this.” 

Describing the dance number in the script raised eyebrows among Warner Bros. executives, prompting a meeting questioning its necessity. Gerwig’s commitment prevailed, drawing inspiration from the ’50s classic Singin’ in the Rain, infusing a dream ballet sequence.

Despite potential skepticism, Gerwig’s unwavering commitment promises a cinematic journey where every moment, including Gosling’s I’m Just Ken, contributes significantly to the story’s depth and allure.


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.