Greta Gerwig Explained Why She Was "Terrified" Of Making The "Barbie" Movie

Greta Gerwig Explained Why She Was "Terrified" Of Making The "Barbie" Movie
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Greta Gerwig Explained Why She Was "Terrified" Of Making The "Barbie" Movie

“I think there’s something about starting from that place where it’s like, ‘Well, anything is possible!’"

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We know you're excited for the Barbie movie. Who isn't?


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One of the many reasons why the Barbie movie is so hotly anticipated is because it was written and directed by Greta Gerwig — who's responsible for such critically acclaimed movies as Lady Bird and the 2019 adaptation of Little Women.


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As it turns out, though, Greta was quite anxious when it came down to making the movie.


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During an appearance on Dua Lipa's At Your Service podcast, Greta said she was actually "terrified" to put her stamp on the Barbie franchise.


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“It was terrifying,” she recalled. “I think there’s something about starting from that place where it’s like, ‘Well, anything is possible!’"


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"It felt like vertigo starting to write it. Like, where do you even begin? What would be the story?”


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But the risky aspect of making the Barbie movie was also what drew Greta to the project to begin with.


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“I think it was that feeling I had that it would be really interesting terror,” she recalled. “Usually, that’s where the best stuff is. When you’re like, ‘I am terrified of that.’"


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"Anything where you’re like, ‘This could be a career-ender,’ then you’re like, ‘OK, I probably should do it.’”


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Words to live by! You can listen to the entire interview here.

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