Will Ferrell Reacts to ‘Barbie’ Success and Why it Deserves ‘Every Accolade’ (Exclusive)
The actor, 56, talked with ET’s Nischelle Turner from the purple carpet of the Los Angeles premiere for May December — which the Elf star served as an govt producer on. In 2023, the comic has additionally produced the ultimate season of HBO’s Succession, Hulu’s Quiz Lady, and Searchlight’s Theater Camp.
During the dialogue, Ferrell stated it was so good to lastly be again after the 118-day SAG-AFTRA strike, which prevented him from speaking about or selling movies he appeared in, together with Barbie. Now, in a position to speak in regards to the summer time blockbuster, the beloved actor says he’s so comfortable that the film turned an enormous hit.
“I love that people flocked to see it and they deserve every accolade,” he instructed ET. “I’m so happy for Greta [Gerwig] and for Margot [Robbie] and Ryan [Gosling],” he stated. “When I read that script, I was like ‘this is going to be huge.'”
Ferrell, who performs Mattel’s CEO within the movie, described his response to first getting into the pink-filled world of Barbie and Ken and the way his instincts instructed him from early on that the film would make an affect.
“When I walked onto those sets and saw that Mattel was actually letting this happen, I thought ‘Oh my gosh, this could have a real chance to be one of those zeitgeist things that has a real cultural statement.'”
By early September, Barbie had made greater than $1.4 billion worldwide on the field workplace.
Outside of the field workplace, earlier this week, Barbie: The Album — the star-studded accompaniment to Greta Gerwig’s record-breaking blockbuster — picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and 10 different nominations.
Four of the 5 nominees within the Best Song Written for Visual Media went to tracks from Barbie — “I’m Just Ken,” “Dance the Night,” “What Was I Made For,” and Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie World.” The solely outsider is Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The movie has additionally obtained main Oscar buzz, with Variety predicting nominations within the classes of Outstanding Adapted Screenplay, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Film and extra.