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Here’s a few fun facts about BARBIE – THE MOVIE
1 – Cameras rolled on BARBIE on March 21, 2022, at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in Hertfordshire, England, nearly two years to the date when, at the start of the pandemic, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach shut themselves away in their New York apartment to craft the screenplay Gerwig would later sign on to direct.
2 – While the cast and crew filmed the sunny Barbie Land beach scenes on Stage N at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, a blizzard was making life very cold for everyone outside.
3 – In the Barbie dance party sequence, choreographer Jennifer White deliberately included specific dance elements from Busby Berkeleys Gold Diggers, one of director Greta Gerwigs favorite films.
4 – There were over 30 individual hobby horses made for the Kens. They were all handmade and the art department gave them all their own individual characteristics.
5 – The Barbie ambulance, which rescues Ken after his surfing mishap, was a full-sized copy of a toy ambulance. Another joint effort between the departments, it automatically opens out into a doctors surgery, a fully realized special effect on set.
6 – Barbies car was operated by a remote-controlled transmitter with a member of the SFX team sitting in a custom-built chair and using VR drone technology, enabling Margot Robbies Barbie to drive hands-free around the set.
7 – Barbies vehicle is electric, as is Kens Hummer, which was one of the first electric Hummers to come off the production line.
8 – The flamingo mailbox outside Barbies DreamHouse also doubles as an electric charging station for Barbies car.
9 – For Barbie and Kens arrival in Los Angeles, director Greta Gerwig used the reference of Midnight Cowboy to illustrate how she wanted them to appear, specifically the sequence when Jon Voight is walking through New York City, clearly out of place.
10 – The Barbie DreamHouses were over 25 feet high. Margot Robbie did all her own stunts, including jumping from the top of the house.
11 – The cast and crew of Barbie have 50 Academy Award nominations between them and a total of eight Oscar wins.
12 – Will Ferrells character is simply named Mattel CEO, his name is never revealed. Similarly, certain Mattel employees, including Jamie Demetrious character, are named Mattel Executive #1, #2 etc. Ironically, only Connor Swindells Mattel intern is given a name, Aaron Dinkins.
13 – Inspired by the movie Mean Girls, every Wednesday the crew were encouraged to wear something pink. Everyone got very involved and took it seriously.
14 – When Barbie observes a session of the Barbie Land Supreme Court, Margot Robbie is wearing a vintage Chanel suit that had been previously worn by model and actress Claudia Schiffer.
15 – In Barbie, Margot Robbies Barbie never wears any rings on her fingersa nod to the classic toy doll having fingers that are connected, and therefore dont accommodate rings.
16 – Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto coined the term TechnoBarbie with Greta Gerwig to describe the style of photography and lighting they used for Barbie Land.
17 – The Kens may have their differences, however, they do share one thing in common apart from their adoration of the Barbies: body waxing. As director Greta Gerwig explained to them on numerous occasions, Kens are not mammals, theyre dolls.
Written by: GlitterBeam
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