Because the co-writer and director, Greta Gerwig had a whole lot of concepts concerning the dialogue in “Barbie” that weren’t restricted to the pages of the script. The “Frances Ha” star was additionally very involved with the pacing of speech within the movie. She was closely impressed by “His Woman Friday,” an Previous Hollywood basic characterised by extremely fast speech and overlapping dialogue, as Robbie attested to Leisure Weekly.
“Greta, she actually listens to the rhythm of dialogue and he or she wished this sort of, you already know, fast tempo,” the “Suicide Squad” actress mentioned in her BBC Radio 1 interview. “And there was some traces the place I am like, ‘I do know I am stereotypical Barbie, I am not meant to kind conjectures primarily based on the causality of adjoining unfolding occasions….’ blah blah blah blah. Like, you already know, stuff like that the place I used to be like, ‘Ah, okay, that is a mouthful.'”
Rollerblades weren’t the one wardrobe-related phrase that made Robbie malfunction. The Ken to her Barbie, Ryan Gosling, is a Canadian-born actor who has labored in Hollywood for many years, however even he struggled to pronounce a few of Barbie’s alliterative archival outfits — regardless of trying proper at residence in Ken’s iconic disco jumpsuit.
“There was additionally a string of Barbie garments that was actually arduous, like ‘Pajama Jam In Amsterdam Set,'” he added, “‘Fairly Paisley Palazzo Pants.’ Strive that one.” These pants have been so tough to pronounce that Robbie joked about making it an “accent warmup.” She and Gerwig referred to those difficult traces as “phrase salad.”
Robbie has had a a lot simpler time with regional accents, like Harley Quinn’s Brooklyn accent or Naomi’s Lengthy Island accent in “The Wolf of Wall Road.” “It is a actually enjoyable accent to do, and it is truly simpler to do coming from an Australian accent than a typical American accent as a result of there are not any Rs,” the actress mentioned on Good Morning America.