Although Robbie as Barbie was a given, Gerwig wrote the position of leading-man Ken for Gosling with no assurance in any way that he can be keen or capable of do it.
“I simply knew he can be good for this,” she recalled to E!. So when the producers noticed Ryan’s identify written into the script, “they mentioned, ‘Oh, that is nice, you understand Ryan,'” she continued. “I used to be like, ‘Oh, no, I’ve by no means met Ryan. I do not know if Ryan will do that, I simply need him to.’ I really feel like I type of conjured him out of thin air. However I am unable to consider he mentioned sure after which I am unable to consider he gave the efficiency he gave.”
The performances that each he and Robbie gave, the director was fast so as to add.
“I knew they had been nice however day-after-day I discovered myself floored,” Gerwig mentioned. “They allowed the comedy to return out of taking it very severely. They by no means made enjoyable of it, they by no means stood exterior of it. They at all times got here at it with simply complete dedication and reality—and that is why it is humorous. However there are positively moments on this film the place I simply cannot consider they did it. I nonetheless cannot consider they did it!”