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    Which Actors Turned Down Ken Roles In Margot Robbie’s ‘Barbie’?

    Everything in Hollywood has been dressed in pink for a few months now. The ‘Barbie’ fever has not come to an end even after the movie hit the theatres. The movie is just a whole experience. There are some actors who missed their chance to portray Ken in supporting roles. 

    The Greta Gerwig movie with Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the lead has been a box office smash. It was in an interview with Vanity Fair that the casting director revealed the names of the actors who couldn’t make it to the movie shooting and had to give up their roles. Here’s more about it. 

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    Actors Who Missed Their Supporting Role As Ken

    Bowen Yang, Dan Levy, and Ben Platt
    Bowen Yang, Dan Levy, and Ben Platt

    Ryan Gosling was the choice for main Ken alongside Margot Robbie as Barbie. But there were other Hollywood stars who were to appear in supporting roles with Ken-energy. Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, and Kingsley Ben-Adir made their appearance in the movie as versions of the male doll.

    The casting director Allison Jones revealed the name of the actors who were to appear as Ken. The stars included Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy, Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt, and Saturday Night Live comedian Bowen Yang. “They were, I’m not kidding, really bummed they couldn’t do it,” Jones shared with Vanity Fair. The movie has the majority of it shot in London. The actors had to stay in London for three months due to Covid restrictions. It was the scheduling conflict that led the actors from dropping out of the movie. 

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    Who Was To Play Allan In ‘Barbie’?

    Jonathan Groff: Michael Cera as Allan
    Jonathan Groff: Michael Cera as Allan

    There were many changes done to the cast as the movie progressed. The casting director also shared how Jonathan Groff lost his character, Allan. “Dear, dear Jonathan Groff was like, ‘I can’t believe I’m typing this, but I can’t do Allan,” Jones said. He also cited scheduling conflicts.

    Michael Cera, however, made the character remarkable on screen. “Every single tiny little element, even if it would never be seen on camera, was perfect and brought you into this world. It didn’t feel like playtime. It felt like the biggest amount of money I’ve ever seen spent,” Cera had shared with British GQ about the film. 

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