“They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it,” the New York native told The Hollywood Reporter in March, adding that she wanted her version of the character to be an “ambitious inventor” but it didn’t materialize.
The Only Murders in the Building guest star also claimed that the script focused on Barbie inventing high heels made of Jell-O. “I felt like I was disappointing my team by not being Barbie,” she added. “The idea that that’s just what every woman must want, right there, I should have gone, ‘You’ve got the wrong gal.’”
“But with that come[s] a lot of exciting ways to attack it,” she told Vogue in August 2021, noting there would be “a lot of nostalgic” connections for viewers “People generally hear Barbie and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t.’”