NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 07: Will Ferrell attends Apple Original Film's "Spirited" New York Premiereat Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on November 07, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images,)
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Will Ferrell Thinks Barbie Is The Perfect Marriage Of High And Low Art
Since the announcement of Greta Gerwig's "Barbie,” most of the talk has centered on the cast, the fashion design, Ryan Gosling's bleach-blonde hair, and the cast sleepover that kicked off production. In a Wall Street Journal interview, Will Ferrell spoke a bit about his time working on the film and declared that "Barbie" is the perfect marriage of two realms of art.
"It's a loving homage to the brand and, at the same time, couldn't be more satirical — just an amazing comment on male patriarchy and women in society and why Barbie's criticized and yet why every little girl still wants to play with Barbie,” said Ferrell. In the film, the comedian plays the "insensitive" and "weird" fictional CEO of Mattel.
Ferrell sounds like the perfect fit for the role of a villainous CEO of a toy company, but it also lets fans know that "Barbie" is not treating the character like a human being but as a doll. "It is, in my humble opinion, the ultimate example of high art and low art," Ferrell said of “Barbie.” Audiences can see for themselves when the film hits theaters on July 23, 2023.