America Ferrera says she showed up to a 'sexy' Barbie sleepover dressed like a 'grandma'

America Ferrera says she showed up to a ‘sexy’ Barbie sleepover dressed like a ‘grandma’

THE Barbie launch stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show to promote their upcoming film and share some fun anecdotes from the production.

Margot Robbie, who plays the titular character in the romantic comedy Greta Gerwig, said the director suggested the cast have a sleepover with Barbie, which ended up being “as fun as it sounds.” The women shared beds, wore pajamas, ordered room service, and played games that showed them how competitive America Ferrera is.

“I’m extremely competitive and nobody told me it was a sexy sleepover with Barbie,” Ferrera said on the daytime talk show. “So everyone was wearing, like, really cute silk nightgowns, and I was wearing the most granny floral twin set imaginable.”

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“Somehow she looked like an old lady but a 5-year-old at the same time,” Robbie said of Ferrera’s pajamas. “He was the cutest. And she’s so small, as she yells at you (while she’s playing), but it was so charming. It was like the cutest thing you would put a child in for bed.


Elsewhere in the look at the cast, which also included Issa Rae and Kate McKinnon, Robbie talked about how the sets feel like a dose of dopamine because they transport people into this game world. He also explained this Barbie it is “unexpectedly emotional”.

“I didn’t think I was going to do a Barbie movie and have so many conversations about the meaning of life,” Robbie told host Kelly Clarkson. “When we talk about ‘OK, so life is perfect, like this is utopia, what’s the perfect ending? What is happiness? What is life?’ All these questions came up that we were trying to answer so that we could somehow complete this film the way it, you know, was meant to be.

The cast and crew ended up having “incredibly deep” conversations about life and what’s important in it, as well as what the true definition of happiness is, that went into the film, the Oscar nominee explained.

“You’ll find moments where you’re like, ‘Wow, that really hit me, like in a deep, emotional way,'” she continued. “And overall, it’s just, it’s hysterical and it’s funny. It’s a bunch of adults who act like they’re throwing tantrums and sometimes they’re kids. And it’s a beautifully designed world.