“He really adorned himself as a man”: Barbie Director Greta Gerwig Explains Ken’s References to Sylvester Stallone in the Movie

Barbie Director Greta Gerwig Explains Ken’s References to Sylvester Stallone in the Movie
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Barbie is making roars on the box office charts which is absolutely making Greta Gerwig happy after all, she helmed the project which we witness now on the big screen. However, it would have been quite different if Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling haven’t added their flavor of Barbie and Ken.

Barbie director, Greta Gerwig
Barbie director, Greta Gerwig

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Greta Gerwig Throws Light on Sylvester Stallone’s References in Barbie

Sylvestor Stallone in Rocky IV
Sylvestor Stallone in Rocky IV

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“Oh, I hope so! Because everything that we have, or that we reference, in the movie is only ever stuff that we love. And I mean, I love Sylvester Stallone.”

She turned out to be a great fan of the action star who admitted,
“And I love all those Rocky movies. I love him a lot.”
Not just her, even our Ken, i.e., Ryan Gosling also felt likewise.
“So it was a really early thing, actually. When Ryan Gosling and I were texting a lot, we kind of both stumbled upon our mutual love of Sly Stallone.”
Their mutual love for Sly eventually led them to get more exposure to what they can do in their Barbie project.
“And then we were talking about his look in the ‘70s and how terrific it was. And he really adorned himself as a man. And we thought, “Well, that’s a good place to start.” I mean, there are just sort of fabulous images of him, particularly in the Rockys.”

With both talented minds on the same pace, they didn’t hold themselves to showcasing their love for Stallone by making references to their pink real world.


Greta Gerwig Would Love to Have Sly Stallone in Barbie Sequel

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in a still from Barbie
Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in a still from Barbie

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She mentioned,


“It’s going to start with her [Barbie] and Sylvester Stallone. You never know [if he’ll be in it] or that he’s going to direct it. I mean, he’s welcome to it. It would be an honor. It would be such an honor.”

She is truly a Sly fan! Her new project is starring an ensemble cast including Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.

Barbie is available in theatres.

Source: Uproxx


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