Margot Robbie said she was “mortified” when fans began showing up on the set of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie after photos leaked.
Several images and videos from the set of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie were leaked online over the summer. Margot Robbie, the film’s star, recently stated that the experience left her “mortified.”
Barbie, the upcoming romantic comedy based on the famous toy line and distributed by Warner Bros., has received a lot of attention. In today’s action blockbuster-dominated media landscape, fun female-centered films are a relative rarity, and Barbie really began to turn heads when the highly respected Gerwig (Lady Bird and Little Women) and Robbie signed on to the project.
Given all of this, it’s no surprise that when photos and videos from the Barbie set leaked during production last summer, they
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Robbie said she was “mortified” by the experience. When Fallon displayed one of the leaked photos of Robbie dressed as Barbie, she remarked, “We look like we’re laughing and having fun, but we’re dying on the inside.” Dying.
“This is the most humiliating moment of my life,” I thought. According to Robbie, the worst part was the crowds that gathered to watch the filming. “I knew we had some exteriors to shoot in Los Angeles. I knew you’d get [paparazzi’d] once you started doing exteriors. There will most likely be a small crowd who will take notice because, you know, we stand out a little bit in those situations.
It’s not surprising to hear that the attention caused issues on set. Filming a movie is hard enough, but with hundreds of people standing and staring at you, no doubt talking and
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making noise, it can be a serious challenge. This is particularly the case in a movie like Barbie, where Robbie is dressed and acting in a very unconventional and exaggerated way, which she likely felt embarrassed or shy to do in public.
Nonetheless, the set leaks were a fantastic marketing tool, demonstrating that audience anticipation for the film is extremely high. When the images were leaked this summer, they sparked a new fashion trend known as “Barbiecore,” which centred on bright neon-colored and frequently pink outfits. Audiences can be confident that when the finished