Greta Gerwig Reflects on Barbie Movie Success at the London Film Festival
Greta Gerwig, the director of the blockbuster movie “Barbie,” expressed her profound appreciation for the film’s success during an appearance at the London Film Festival. She described the film’s triumph as “so moving” and shared her joy in seeing audiences around the world enjoy it.
“Barbie” is an adventure film that follows the iconic doll and her companion Ken as they venture from Barbieland into the real world. Since its release, the film has achieved remarkable box office success, grossing $1.44 billion (£1.2 billion) and making Gerwig the most successful solo female director in the industry.
During her conversation at the festival, Gerwig discussed her experience working on “Barbie” and the immense joy it brought her. She emphasised the joyful atmosphere on the film set, describing it as “the most joyful set I’ve ever been on.” She hoped to capture that joy in the movie, aiming to make it as enjoyable to watch as it was to make.
Gerwig also shared her personal connection to movie theatres, highlighting her childhood love for watching films on the big screen. She cherished the communal experience of sitting in a dark theater with an audience, and she was moved by the fact that her film provided a similar experience for people.
Furthermore, Gerwig expressed gratitude to the BBC for granting permission to use a short extract from its 1995 TV adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice” in her film, recognising it as a significant gesture.
Although she didn’t reveal specific details, Gerwig hinted at her next project and the challenges it presents in the writing process. She mentioned having recurring nightmares related to the project but didn’t provide further details.
Overall, Greta Gerwig’s appearance at the London Film Festival allowed her to reflect on the success of “Barbie” and her passion for filmmaking, as well as tease her future endeavours.