Margot Robbie doesn’t have too many notes on her box-office-busting role as Barbie. One thing she did have thoughts on? Not sharing a smooch with co-star Ryan Gosling.
Having Ken and Barbie kiss just didn’t seem to organically fit the script, the Barbie leads said in an interview with People.
“It was so funny trying to figure out what their idea of kissing might be,” Gosling said. “I’m so glad all of that got cut out.”
Figuring out the logistics of how to have two real people kiss like two dolls felt tricky and awkward for the pair.
“We were like, ‘Should we do like (an open-mouthing smacking) thing?’ ” Robbie said.
“They’re just banging,” Gosling said of how dolls would kiss.
“Yeah, you’re just banging them together being like that’s what adults do,” Robbie added.
This decision, however, didn’t sit right with Robbie or with her friends, who couldn’t believe that the Barbie star and producer couldn’t make a lip lock hit the screen.
“All of my girlfriends were like, ‘You did a whole movie with him and you don’t kiss? What is wrong with you? I thought you were kind of in charge on this one!’ ” Robbie said of her pals’ reactions. “I was like, ‘I know, I can’t take that one off my list.’ ”
She said not smooching the King of Ken-ergy “didn’t feel like a win for me.”
“Barbie” proved to be a massive hit over the weekend, thanks in part to the virality of “Barbenheimer.”
The movie debuted at first place in the box office, amassing US$155mil (RM707mil) in the United States and Canada. Greta Gerwig’s film set in the world of plastic also scored the best domestic debut of all time for a title directed by a woman. – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service