“I am always trying to impress her”: One Obsession of Greta Gerwig’s Husband Noah Baumbach Might Have Been the Biggest Secret Behind Barbie’s Success

Naoh Baumbach shares how his wife Greta Gerwig unknowingly pushes him to become better at his craft.

"I am always trying to impress her": One Obsession of Greta Gerwig's Husband Noah Baumbach Might Have Been the Biggest Secret Behind Barbie's Success

SUMMARY

  • Noah Baumbach says working with Greta Gerwig makes him a better writer and person.
  • Gerwig and Baumbach delivered one of the biggest hits of all time in Barbie.
  • The couple had been dating for 12 years and recently got married at the New York City Hall.
Show More
Advertisement

Prior to 2023, most fans knew Greta Gerwig as a terrific actor, but following the immense success of Barbie, she is now one of the most sought-after directors in the industry. The film, set in a fantasy world, grossed more than $1.4 billion at the box office.

Featured Video
Hollywood actor/filmmaker Greta Gerwig
Hollywood actor/filmmaker Greta Gerwig

This year is undoubtedly going great for Gerwig as apart from delivering one of the biggest hits of all time, she also tied the knot with Noah Baumbach. The couple had been dating for 12 years before recently getting married.

Advertisement

Also Read: “I don’t know if this is a good example of womanhood”: Greta Gerwig Admits Her Mother Was Never a Fan of Barbie

Noah Baumbach Can’t Resist Himself From Always Trying to Impress his Wife, Greta Gerwig

If Greta Gerwig is well-respected in her field, so is her now-husband Noah Baumbach. The 54-year-old was also part of Barbie as he co-wrote the film with his wife.

Advertisement

Speaking of writing with her, Baumbach confessed in an interview with ABC (via People Magazine) at the 2020 Academy Awards that he always tried to impress the Barbie director when they were working together.

She’s made me a better person and a better writer. When we write together, I’m always trying to impress her. I feel like I write better because I work at it harder, I want her to be impressed.

Baumbach also shared his views on getting nominated for an Oscar for the 2020 movie Marriage Story, while simultaneously seeing Gerwig being nominated for the same for her work in Little Women.

Advertisement

Honestly the whole thing is surreal and amazing and I feel like we look at each other all the time and think, ‘Is this real? This is crazy, this is amazing.’

Hollywood filmmaker Noah Baumbach
Hollywood filmmaker Noah Baumbach

At the end of the day, Gerwig and Baumbach are the definition of a power couple in today’s generation.

Considering the immense success of Barbie, despite being released at the same time as Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, the couple may get nominated for a couple of awards at the 2024 Oscars as well.

Advertisement

Also Read: Greta Gerwig Becomes the First American Female Director to Earn an Incredible Honor at Cannes International Film Festival

Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach’s Love Story Began in 2010

Working in Hollywood is one thing, but Greta Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are living that life. The now-married couple met back in 2010 on the set of Greenberg.

Advertisement

However, they waited until 2011 to start dating. At the time, Gerwig was just 28 years old while Baumbach was 42 years old, but that didn’t stop them from falling in love with each other.

After dating for 12 years, the couple married at New York City Hall. It’s possible that the marriage featured only close friends and family. Otherwise, the media headlines would have been full of stars attending the ceremony.

Advertisement
Hollywood actor/filmmaker Greta Gerwig
Hollywood actor/filmmaker Greta Gerwig

Even before getting married the couple had already welcomed two boys into their family. While their eldest son is four years old, they were blessed with a baby boy earlier in 2023.

All things considered, 2023 has been a great year for the couple, and we wish them nothing but happiness for beginning this new chapter of their life.

Advertisement

Also Read: “You’ve gotta get us out of this”: Noah Baumbach Believed Barbie to Be an Utter Failure Despite Greta Gerwig’s Staking Everything on Him

Aikansh Chaudhary

Written by Aikansh Chaudhary

Aikansh Chaudhary is an Entertainment/Anime writer for FandomWire with over five years of experience covering the latest movies, TV shows, and sports buzz. In his free time you can find him playing basketball, soccer, watching anime, or asleep. Throughout his career as a writer, he has published more than 5000 articles.

Aikansh's work has been featured on numerous reputed websites such as CBR, Sportskeeda, Essentially Sports, Fadeaway World, and more.