Derry Girls actress hints at role in new Barbie movie

Derry Girls actress hints at role in new Barbie movie

Derry Girls and Bridgerton actress Nicola Coughlan has hinted that she may star in an upcoming Barbie movie.

The 35-year-old from Galway teased that she will star in an upcoming project alongside sex education star Nakuti Gatwa. This comes after 29-year-old Gatwa, who was recently announced as the next Doctor Who.

Gatwa took to Instagram to share pictures of herself with Coughlan from the BAFTA TV Awards, writing, ‘a pair of dolls’. The Dairy Girls star told Variety that Gatwa has been announced for the mystery project, but is yet to come.

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And Coughlan later confirmed that he is on a project with Gatwa but it is not Doctor Who. Gatwa revealed that he will be working on Barbie with his co-star Emma Mackey in the spring of this year.

She took to Instagram to share pictures of her and Mackey’s names printed in pink, including the actor’s chairs. The sex education star captioned the post, “Come on Barbie, let’s go party…”.

Barbie movie is slated to release on July 21, 2023. Greta Gerwig will direct the film and she also co-wrote the screenplay with her husband, Noah Baumbach.

Actor Ryan Gosling will also star in the film, playing Barbie’s boyfriend, Kane. The live-action feature film will feature an all-star cast such as Will Ferrell (Elf), Issa Rae (Insecure), Simu Liu (Shang-Chi), Kate McKinnon (SNL), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty). Michael Cera (Juno) and Alexandra Shipp (Tick, Tick… Boom!).

It is also rumored that there are multiple versions of Barbie and Kane in the film and that other A-listers are being considered for the roles. The IMDb page includes Coughlan in the cast, summarizing the film: “A doll living in ‘Barbieland’ is expelled for not being perfect enough and embarks on an adventure in the real world.” A live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie toys”.

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