Actors Who Rejected The Lead Role in Barbie Movie

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Dan Levy

In the new "Barbie" movie, Ryan Gosling's suitability as Ken is up for debate.

Bowen Yang

The film's casting directors, Allison Jones and Lucy Bevan, revealed other actors who were considered for the role.

Ben Platt

However, due to Covid restrictions, Bowen Yang, Dan Levy, and Ben Platt couldn't participate in the London-based filming.

Ryan Gosling

Simu Liu, who eventually landed a Ken role, was very eager for the part. Meanwhile, Jonathan Groff had to decline the role of Ken's friend, Allan, which went to Michael Cera.

Jonathan Groff

"Dear, dear Jonathan Groff was like, 'I can't believe I'm typing this, but I can't do Allan,'" -Jonathan Groff

Simu Liu

Director Greta Gerwig took a personal approach in selecting the actors, wanting to get to know them as individuals before providing the script.

Margot Robbie

Ultimately, Margot Robbie secured the main role of Barbie, and the film features a diverse cast portraying various Barbies, including Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Dua Lipa.

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