Margot Robbie, who plays Barbie and is also the film’s producer, stated that she was “mortified” when she saw the viral set photos of her dressed in character alongside co-star Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken. Robbie opened up about the stolen production photos while promoting David O. Russell’s film “Amsterdam” on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” The film is directed by David O. Russell.

“I can’t tell you how mortified we were, by the way,” Robbie said. “We look like we’re like laughing and having fun, but dying on the inside. Dying. I was like, this is the most humiliating moment of my life.”

Robbie was asked by host Jimmy Fallon if she was aware that the “Barbie” photos, once published, would be analyzed in great detail on the internet.




“No!” Robbie said. “I mean, I knew that we had some exteriors to shoot in L.A. I knew, OK, once you were doing exteriors, you’re gonna get papped. There’s probably going to be a little crowd of people who are going to stand out, because, you know, we stand out a little bit in those outfits. So I knew there was going to be a little bit of attention, and probably some photos would get out there, but not like it did. It was like mad. It was like hundreds of people watching.”

Greta Gerwig is the writer and director of the film “Barbie,” which follows Margot Robbie’s titular doll as she travels from the world of Barbie to the real world. In addition to those photos taken by paparazzi that were published online, a recording of Ryan Gosling playing the role of Ken was found screaming after Barbie punches a man who grabs her behind while she is rollerblading. Jacqueline Durran, a costume designer who has won an Academy Award, is the mastermind behind the ’90s neon ensembles that have been circulating throughout the internet.

After working together on the costumes for “Little Women,” for which Durran won her second Academy Award (her first was for “Anna Karenina”), writer and director Greta Gerwig re-teamed with costume designer and Oscar winner Jacqueline Durran for “Lady Bird.”

And while Robbie was “dying” on the inside during the highly publicized production, co-star Gosling teased that his Ken character is taking that pain quite literally: “And while Margot Robbie was “dying” on the inside during the highly publicized production, To summarise, Ken is having a hard time. It seems that life in the Barbie Dream World isn’t all rainbows and unicorns after all.

“That Ken life is even harder than the ‘Gray Man’ life, I think,” Gosling previously told Entertainment Tonight while promoting his Netflix spy caper. “Ken’s got no money, he’s got no job, he’s got no car, he’s got no house. He’s going through some stuff.”

Just don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are familiar with anything about “Barbie.”

The production of “Barbie” was finished in July 2022, and the release date of the film is scheduled for July 2023.