The Only Rule on Barbie Set Was Kind of Weird (But Totally Awesome)

The Only Rule on Barbie Set Was Kind of Weird (But Totally Awesome)
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Pink is the new black, Margot Robbie says.

From unrealistic beauty ideals to empowerment and intersectional feminism and from trendy fashion to Dead Poets Society references — the upcoming Barbie movie is already giving us lots of things to discuss, even before its release on July 21. And it's no wonder, considering that Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach developed the script for the film, and Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie are starring in it.

And it looks like the latter is truly dedicated to the project. Since being cast in 2019, Robbie has been heavily involved in the negotiations with Mattel, as well as the filming process, of course, under the direction of Gerwig. In fact, the actress was so invested in the story that she made the entire crew follow one rather bizarre rule, but it also fitted the overall vibe of the movie quite well.

In the utopian plastic paradise called Barbie Land, among all the different Barbies and Kens, the color pink has a special place. And it didn't just set the tone for the production: in the film, the color serves as a full-fledged character, reclaiming the story's meaning and establishing a bright pink mindset for viewers. Even the 'red' carpet was pink at Barbie's premiere!

So Margot Robbie realized this perfectly and, according to her co-star Ryan Gosling, made everyone on set wear pink once a week.

'Margot had this pink day once a week, where everyone had to wear something pink. And if you didn't, you were fined,' Gosling shared with People.

If anyone dared to break this rule and disrupt the colorful atmosphere that the entire crew lived in, Robbie 'would go around collecting the fines.' And while that may sound harsh, it was actually a good practice because, according to Gosling, the actress donated all of the fines to charity.

'What was really special was just how excited the male crew members were,' the actor said. 'At the end of the film, they all got together and, with their own money, made pink crew shirts with rainbow fringe.'

The dedication of the entire crew and cast, who would literally live and breathe the world of Barbie Land every day, is nothing short of amazing.

'It was this opportunity for them to show their respect and admiration for what Margot and Greta [Gerwig] were creating,' Gosling continued, 'It was almost like that scene at the end of Dead Poets Society, where they all get on their desk and say, "O captain! My captain!"'

This makes fans all the more thrilled for Barbie's theatrical release on July 21, 2023.

Source: People.