Does any movie set look extra enjoyable proper now than Greta Gerwig’s Barbie film? For weeks, we’ve been seeing pictures and movies flooding the web of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling donning double denim, driving brilliant pink automobiles, and rollerblading round Venice Seashore in matching neon outfits – and that’s not even the half of it. Past these two – confirmed to be enjoying Barbie and Ken within the movie – the stacked solid additionally consists of the likes of America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, new Physician Who Ncuti Gatwa, and Alexandra Shipp, in addition to Intercourse Training star Emma Mackey – who lately instructed Empire in regards to the enjoyable that’s been happening behind the scenes.
“Proper to start with, we had a sleepover for the Barbies, which might contain enjoying video games with Scott Evans] and Ncuti [Gatwa],” Mackey says within the [upcoming Avatar: The Method Of Water subject – hinting on the rumoured concept that there will probably be a number of completely different iterations of Barbie within the movie. Amongst these actions? Desk tennis. “I don’t play video games normally, as a result of I get so aggressive and offended. However Scott and I had been high of the sport.” For Mackey, it’s been a joyful pivot from her different upcoming function, enjoying Emily Brontë in Frances O’Connor’s biopic Emily. “It’s nice to do comedy, as a result of Emily was a tragic, darkish drama,” she says. “Barbie is mild and humorous and foolish and American and pink.”
And dealing with Gerwig – who’s at the moment two-for-two together with her directorial options Girl Chook and Little Ladies, and has lengthy been a favorite for her work as a performer and screenwriter – has actually lived as much as Mackey’s expectations. “She’s the whole lot I might have dreamed of,” she says. “She’s so invested and exact, and so childishly delighted by what she’s doing. Scorsese mentioned, ‘By no means lose the novice in you.’ I see Greta behind her monitor laughing, and she or he’ll reference one thing very area of interest and it’ll make complete sense in that second. Her thoughts is fizzing on a regular basis. I like being round these varieties of individuals.” Life in plastic actually does sound incredible.
Learn Empire’s full Emma Mackey interview within the upcoming Avatar: The Method Of Water subject, on sale Thursday 7 July and obtainable to pre-order on-line right here. Barbie involves cinemas in summer season 2023.