As we’ve been saying for months, Barbie is THE most anticipated movie of the summer of 2023.
Directed by Greta Gerwig and written by Greta and Noah Baumbach, Barbie is set to follow Barbie (Margot Robbie) as she lives in Barbie Land with Ken (Ryan Gosling) and other Barbies and Kens. However, one day, Barbie decides to take a trip to the real world.
As we get closer to the release date in July, more and more info is being shared about Barbie, and now we just got a deep dive into how they built Barbie’s dreamhouse in Barbie Land for the movie.
In a video with Architectural Digest, Margot and Greta take viewers behind the scenes of how the production team designed and built Barbie’s house, and the details are honestly spectacular.
Like, the production team built miniatures of the whole set before they built the life size version.
So, here are some of the best details/Easter eggs inside Barbie’s dreamhouse from Barbie because truly they thought of everything:
The house itself is see-through so that all of the Barbies can see each other and wave in the morning. Just like a real dreamhouse, there are limited walls separating rooms and for the outside of the house.
Also, Barbie gets into her car every morning by floating down from her bedroom. This happens because Greta told Margot, “No one actually walks their Barbie down the steps to get into the car. You just take them from one thing, and just plop them into the next thing.”
Barbie’s wardrobe is set up on the wall with each outfit magically appearing each day. It’s set up to look like the packaging of Barbie’s clothing you can buy for the toy.
Its even behind glass doors to give the feeling of the pieces of clothing and accessories being behind the plastic of a Barbie box.
Greta said she “wanted everyone to feel like they could reach onto the screen and touch everything.” This stemmed from the idea of when you were a kid, walking through a toy store, looking at Barbies behind the plastic boxes, and wanting to touch everything because it all looked so pretty and perfect.
In order to play into “the world of toys and how it would look if it was a Mattel product,” parts of Barbie’s dreamhouse have practical things you can pick up, while others are decals, just like on the real toy sets. Like, in the fridge:
Also, the oven is a decal, which Margot explained is one of the details that helped make the world “obviously artificial but still very satisfying,” which is what they strived for.
There’s no water, no fire, or any “elements” in Barbie Land, so all of the water you see is stunningly fake, like the water in the pool at Barbie’s house.
There’s also no water when Barbie brushes her teeth, the bubbles are fake, and Margot had to learn to essential fake shower, since there’s no water.
Just like the real accessories that come with Barbie, a lot of them have Barbie’s name in the branding, like Barbie orange juice, Barbie cookie dough, and a book called Moby Barbie.
And finally, when Barbie gets mail every day, the writing in Barbie Land is just “scribble, the way kids kind of write endless amounts of nothing, but it’s all very beautiful,” according to Margot.
Anyway, the attention to detail Margot, Greta, and the entire team put into Barbie is truly remarkable and it made me even more excited for it.
Barbie hits theaters on July 21!