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Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, so much so that adults and children alike are eager to see the flick. Margot Robbie stars as the bombshell blond doll, who becomes filled with existential dread after learning she is a toy. Along with her toy counterpart, Ken (Ryan Gosling), Barbie leaves Barbie Land for the real world to discover the truth about the universe and herself.
“Barbie” centers on the iconic toy that has since become a cultural phenomenon around the world and beloved across multiple generations and transformations. It’s obvious that Robbie is front and center as Barbie, but the film is filled with several notable characters that are real-life variations of the doll, including Ken.
If you’re curious to learn more about the characters in “Barbie” and the real-life dolls that inspired them ahead of the film’s July 21 release, keep reading!