When Barbie was released in theaters in July, the audience was treated to a manic, stunning and incredibly pink spectacle . However, some scenes from the film were not included in the final version, including a hilarious one with Michael Cera’s beloved character Allan , inspired by another big summer blockbuster.
“We did this scene in Allan that imitated Jaws,” Barbie cameraman Rodrigo Prieto told Variety in a new interview, describing a discarded moment with Ken (Ryan Gosling) and his mysterious boyfriend. He is scared when Ken hits a wave and then flies away. There is a moment when the policeman sees that someone is being eaten in the water.
Prieto continued: The camera makes this insertion. It’s a movement where you zoom in and adjust the character while zooming back in at the same time. The effect is that the background changes – the scene and its performance were very dramatic.
Very dramatic and also very funny. Prieto added that Barbie director Greta Gerwig was a big fan of the shark parody and said she couldn’t stop laughing when they were shooting it and that she kept asking the movie’s video assistant to repeat it so she could just laugh.
While Prieto hasn’t revealed whether we’ll ever see the archived tribute to Steven Spielberg’s monster Shark classic, he expects Gerwig to release a Barbie Blooper reel. With Will Ferrell , let’s go – they should have blunders, because he invented the craziest things, he said. All the actors around him could not help but laugh. We all played, and many moments of improvisation had to be eliminated.
In the movie, Allan has a reputation for being a little awkward and distant, and Cera hinted in a recent interview with PEOPLE that he might have something in common with him, explaining that he was not invited to Barbie’s group chat because he uses a folding cell phone . I still don’t think I would belong in the group chat anyway, he said, because my character Allan is in his own little world.
With Barbie, Gerwig was the first solo director to cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. The film also surpassed the Super Mario Bros. movie as the highest-grossing film of the year at the domestic box office.
Fans now have the chance to see at least some never-before-seen footage of Barbie – she just hit IMAX theaters with post-credits footage for a limited week-long engagement.