Mattel Is Now Selling a Doll of Kate McKinnon’s ‘Weird Barbie’: Photos

Mattel is unveiling a brand new doll impressed by Kate McKinnon’s position within the Barbie movie.

The Bizarre Barbie — which might do loopy splits identical to McKinnon’s character of the identical title — is a $50 made-to-order doll now on pre-sale by way of Mattel Creations. The doll’s uneven coiffure and markings on her face emulate a doll that’s been “performed with an excessive amount of.”

Greta Gerwig, who directed the film and cowrote it together with her companion, Noah Baumbach, defined the thought behind Bizarre Barbie throughout a July interview with Rolling Stone.


“We grew up in a neighborhood the place there have been a variety of ladies older than me. So, I had a variety of hand-me-down Barbies that had already gotten a haircut by the point I obtained them,” she mentioned.

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McKinnon, 39, knew the position was meant for her after Gerwig, 40, despatched her the script. “The way in which the traces had been written … I used to be like, ‘Oh, she simply desires me to do a cameo as myself. I don’t need to stretch very far for this in any respect,” the Saturday Night time Stay alum informed Sirius XM’s Jess Cagle in July.

Though the character Bizarre Barbie was impressively versatile, McKinnon revealed that she didn’t need to do any splits for the movie. “That was a pretend leg — and a heavy one,” she mentioned throughout Leisure Weekly’s July roundtable dialogue with the Barbie solid.

Issa Rae, who performed President Barbie within the fantasy comedy, chimed in to reward her costar for pulling off the stunt. “Each single individual requested if that was your leg, and so the way in which you offered that, you ought to be proud,” she mentioned.

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Along with Bizarre Barbie, Mattel has launched quite a few different dolls impressed by the extremely anticipated movie, which made a record-setting $162 million throughout its opening weekend in July, together with after all ones modeled after the flick’s most important Barbie and Ken, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

Throughout a July New York Occasions interview with Gosling, 42, Robbie, 33, revealed that she “bribed” Gosling to do the movie by promising to convey him presents every single day. The actress saved her phrase and Gosling joked that the each day gift-giving started to really feel “unsustainable.” Nonetheless, Robbie held quick. “I decide to a joke. I actually do,” she informed the outlet.

As soon as Gosling agreed to affix the solid, he informed daughters Esmeralda, 8, and Amada, 7 — he shares them with companion Eva Mendes — that he’d be enjoying Ken.

Mattel Unveils New Weird Barbie Doll Inspired By Kate McKinnon-s Character
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“They had been confused,” the Grey Man actor mentioned of his children’ response, noting that they don’t really name their Ken dolls by the title Ken. “One among them is called Darrell. And Darrell works at a grocery retailer. One of many Barbies’ names is Fitness center Class. And Fitness center Class met Darrell on the grocery retailer, however Fitness center Class, she’s specializing in herself proper now. … [Ken] is such a nonpresence of their world.”