What Was Cut From the ‘Barbie’ Movie? Kisses, Cameos and More

It looks like Barbie has every part — lady energy, huge laughs, extra shades of pink than any of Us knew existed — however director Greta Gerwig needed to minimize a number of issues from the large blockbuster.

Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet’s Cameos

Whereas Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling starred as the primary Barbie and Ken within the movie, which hit theaters on Friday, July 21, Gerwig meant to have Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet play small roles. She beforehand directed the duo in her solo directorial debut, Woman Hen, in 2017 in addition to her 2019 remake of Little Ladies.

“Nicely, it was all the time going to need to be a kind of smaller factor as a result of [Ronan] was really producing on the time, which I’m so happy with her for. And naturally, it’s sensible. Nevertheless it was going to be a specialty cameo,” Gerwig informed CinemaBlend in an interview revealed earlier this month.

Sadly, the scheduling didn’t work out for Ronan, after which comparable obstacles prevented Chalamet from showing. “I used to be additionally going to do a specialty cameo with Timmy, and each of them couldn’t do it and I used to be so irritated. However I really like them a lot,” Gerwig shared.

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Barbie and Ken’s Kiss

Barbie shouldn’t be a really romantic film. Although Robbie’s Barbie is courting Gosling’s Ken, the doll would relatively have each night time be women night time, and neither of them have any thought what Ken is meant to do if he sleeps over on the Dreamhouse.

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Nonetheless, Gosling revealed that he and Robbie did make an try to determine what a smooch would appear like between the 2 characters.

“It was so humorous making an attempt to determine what their thought of kissing is perhaps,” Gosling informed Folks in the course of the joint interview with Robbie earlier this month. “I’m so glad all of that obtained minimize out.”

Emma Mackey and Margot Robbie’s Lookalike Joke

“I’ve been getting informed for years that I appear like the lady from Intercourse Training, who’s Emma Mackey,” Robbie informed BuzzFeed in early July. “She performs one of many Barbies within the film just about as a result of Greta and I assumed it will be humorous. We have been gonna do that entire joke about us trying comparable.”

Emma Mackey in 'Sex Education,' Emma Mackey in 'Barbie'

Left: Emma Mackey as Maeve in ‘Intercourse Training’ season 1. Proper: Emma Mackey as a Barbie in ‘Barbie.’
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Mackey seemed far more like Robbie when she had blonde hair within the early episodes of the Netflix hit, which debuted in 2019. Nonetheless, after Mackey returned to her pure brunette locks and framed her face with bangs, the joke didn’t fairly land.

“As soon as we obtained all dressed up as our Barbies, we have been sort of like, ‘We don’t really look that comparable,’” Robbie recalled with amusing. “Like, when she’s obtained her brown hair and I’ve obtained my blonde hair, we don’t look that comparable, so we didn’t put that joke within the film.”

Nonetheless, Robbie accepts compliments for Mackey’s work. “When individuals come up and say, ‘I cherished you in Intercourse Training,’ I simply say, ‘Thanks. Thanks a lot,’” Robbie mentioned.

Whereas the lookalike joke was in the end minimize from the Barbie film, Gerwig and Robbie, who served as an government producer on the movie, made it fairly clear that they huge Intercourse Training followers. Mackey’s Netflix costars Ncuti Gatwa and Connor Swindells seem in Barbie as a Ken and a Mattel intern, respectively.

Bizarre Barbie and Ken’s Scene

In a behind-the-scenes photograph launched by Warner Bros., Bizarre Barbie (Kate McKinnon) is seen lounging in a Dreamhouse pool with Ken fortunately lays his head in her lap. The photograph reveals Bizarre Barbie with a hand on Ken’s naked chest whereas Gerwig covers her mouth, seemingly holding again laughter. Was Ken going to maneuver on with Bizarre Barbie? Was Ken going to lastly discover out what to do at a sleepover? We might by no means know — however we’d love to seek out out what was occurring on this deleted scene.

A cut scene from 'Barbie'

Ryan Gosling and Kate McKinnon movie ‘Barbie’ with director Greta Gerwig.
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Whereas a number of moments needed to find yourself on the slicing room flooring, Gerwig stored the scene that was necessary to her — a short second the place Barbie sees an older girl in the true world and tells her she’s lovely.

“I really like that scene a lot,” Gerwig informed Rolling Stone in an interview revealed on July 3. “And the older girl on the bench is the costume designer Ann Roth. She’s a legend. It’s a cul-de-sac of a second, in a means — it doesn’t lead wherever. And in early cuts, trying on the film, it was recommended, ‘Nicely, you possibly can minimize it. And really, the story would transfer on simply the identical.’ And I mentioned, ‘If I minimize the scene, I don’t know what this film is about.’”

She added, “That’s how I noticed it. To me, that is the center of the film. The best way Margot performs that second is so light and so unforced. There’s the extra outrageous components within the film that folks say, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t consider Mattel allow you to do that,’ or, ‘I can’t consider Warner Bros. allow you to do that.’ However to me, the half that I can’t consider that’s nonetheless within the film is that this little cul-de-sac that doesn’t lead wherever — aside from, it’s the center of the film.”

Barbie is in theaters now.