Barbie is the film occasion of the summer time, Ana Cruz Kayne is a part of the magic. Ana performs one of many many Barbies — Supreme Court docket Justice Barbie, to be precise — in Barbie Land. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Ana about getting into the bubblegum-pink Barbie dream world, why the “illustration” in Barbie is so pivotal and extra. (Observe: This interview befell previous to the SAG-AFTRA strike.)

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Ana Cruz Kayne with the remainder of the Barbies. (Warner Bros.)

“The Barbies perform as a bunch, so it was like discovering your individual particular factor that made you are feeling distinctive and totally different inside the group. My Barbie ended up simply being very fun-loving and sort and supportive. The Supreme Court docket Justice was simply kind of handed to me once I bought there. She’s a badass girl who loves justice,” Ana instructed HollywoodLife.

The actress admitted that she didn’t “actually relate” to the Barbies she obtained rising up. “What’s cool about this model of Barbie is there’s a lot illustration. I used to be simply considering if I had seen this rising up, I believe I might have completely performed with Barbies and form of projected my hopes and goals onto them,” Ana admitted. “There’s a lot variety and a lot illustration that it’s extraordinarily transferring. Even watching the trailer and seeing a bunch of us up there collectively was so transferring. It’s so particular. I really feel like for younger women, boys, the whole lot in between, it’s outstanding. There’s a Barbie for everybody, and so they actually did an unimaginable job. I keep in mind being on the set and somebody’s saying, we don’t have a Barbie in a hijab. The following day you appeared up in one of many dream homes and also you’re like, ‘There she is.’”

Ana’s Barbie lives in Barbie Land, a magical, good place full of immaculate Barbie Dream Homes, limitless seashore, and essentially the most fashionable closets. Barbie Land involves life on display in essentially the most vivid means with so many bursts of coloration within the set design.

Ana revealed she had “chills” the primary time she stepped onto the Barbie Land set. “I used to be kind of speechless, and it simply was so playful and foolish however the whole lot was actual and outlined to the element,” Ana famous. “It was actually overwhelming, truthfully. When you had been there for some time it’s kind of like being in a on line casino the place there’s no air or home windows and you don’t have any concept what time of day it’s. Your mind doesn’t know the distinction right here. It’s like, I suppose that is the place we dwell. It was essentially the most fantastic. It was like being inside a sweet retailer.”

Barbie Land additionally contains the Kens, however they’re simply the Kens. After which there’s Allan, performed to perfection by Michael Cera. “I don’t know in the event that they even noticed anyone else,” Ana stated about Michael. “I really feel like he was good. He nailed it… I’ve all the time admired his work. It’s so real and filled with coronary heart, but in addition so completely sensible. He’s so gifted and a one-of-a-kind dude. I’m so excited so that you can see him on this film. It’s Allan’s world, and we’re simply dwelling it.”

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Ana Cruz Kayne on the ‘Barbie’ London premiere. (Nils Jorgensen/Shutterstock)

Ana’s subsequent venture is the Netflix collection Painkiller concerning the origins of the opioid disaster in America, focusing totally on Purdue Pharma. “The implications are so huge, and it’s not an epidemic that anyone talks about. It’s killed so many individuals.” Ana stated concerning the opioid disaster.

She added, “The work was actually significant, and the creatives had been sensible. I felt very blessed to be part of it. It’s a narrative that I couldn’t inform sufficient, and so they do it in a really particular means.” Ana performs a lawyer who’s reopening the case towards Purdue Pharma. “It’s one other story of somebody going up towards this behemoth trade looking for some form of justice,” she stated. Painkiller will probably be launched on Netflix on August 10.

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