In a bit of peculiar information, Ben Affleck was initially deliberate to have a cameo in Greta Gerwig’s hit Barbie film, in keeping with star Michael Cera.
Cera — who performed the distinctive character of Allan within the movie — just lately spoke at a Q&A final week, the place he revealed that Affleck was initially purported to be within the film’s iconic struggle scene.
“I wasn’t even purported to struggle within the film,” Cera stated (by way of The A.V. Membership). “Am I allowed to say what it was purported to be? It was purported to be Ben Affleck. Proper? Am I allowed to say that?”
The actor didn’t dive an excessive amount of into what the cameo was purported to be, however stated it may need fallen by means of attributable to him directing a movie or not being accessible. In his place, Cera was truly the one who jumped into the scene.
“I believe Ben needed to do it, however he was directing his film,” stated Cera. “They’re like, ‘Okay, Ben’s out, one thing has to occur right here. So that you’re gonna struggle them.’ So I needed to bounce in with the stunt group. I had simply gotten over COVID they usually had me coaching, and I nearly died. Simply doing the nice and cozy up! I needed to lay down in my trailer they usually despatched the nurse to see me, and I used to be despatched residence. So then we had a second rehearsal, and I discovered it. That’s the story principally.”
Barbie’s success extends to award season
Regardless of not being nominated within the Greatest Actress and Greatest Director classes, Barbie was nonetheless the fourth-most nominated movie on the upcoming 96th Academy Awards, scoring eight nominations in whole together with Greatest Image, Greatest Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling as Ken), Greatest Supporting Actress (America Ferrera as Gloria), Greatest Tailored Screenplay, Greatest Authentic Track, Greatest Manufacturing Design, and Greatest Costume Design.
Barbie was directed by Gerwig from a screenplay she co-wrote with husband Noah Baumbach. It was produced by Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerly for LuckyChap and Mattel Movies’ Robbie Brenner together with Josey McNamara and Ynon Kreiz. Throughout its theatrical run, it earned a worldwide gross of over $1.4 billion, making it the highest-grossing film of 2023.