Saoirse Ronan Opens Up About Axed Barbie Cameo

Saoirse Ronan has confirmed that she was supposed to appear in last year’s hit Barbie film.

Back in July, the film’s director and writer Greta Gerwig revealed that she had originally intended for Saoirse and co-star Timothée Chalamet to cameo in Barbie, although nothing happened due to scheduling conflicts.

During a new interview with Variety, the Lady Bird star admitted she even knows what her character would look like if she could appear in the film.

Saoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig at the 2020 OscarsSaoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig at the 2020 Oscars

“I don’t know what (Timothée) is going to be, but I’m definitely going to be Queer Barbie,” she explained. “I don’t know how to accept it.

“I’ll be with Kate McKinnon, so that’ll be fun. I had a scene but didn’t get to do it, and it’s not in the film.”

Saoirse continued: “I can’t even remember (what happened in that scene), but it was weird. I thought I would be that weird girl who talked to herself and always had her dog with her and always talked to her dog and wouldn’t look at anyone.”

Kate McKinnon stars as Freaky BarbieKate McKinnon stars as Freaky Barbie

But Saoirse isn’t the only A-lister whose plans for a Barbie appearance didn’t work out.

Casting director Allison Jones previously named Schitt’s Creek actor Dan Levy, Broadway performer Ben Platt and Fire Island star Bowen Yang as Kens who couldn’t star in the film due to their busy schedules, while Jonathan Groff was originally set to play Allan before the role was lost. to Michael Cera.

Luke Macfarlane, who recently starred opposite Billy Eichner in romantic comedy Bros, was also due to play a “small” role in Barbie, but had to turn down the offer due to other filming commitments, while Fellow Travelers star Matt Bomer has revealed he has do it. his own reason for rejecting the film.

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