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Rob Brydon Reveals That It’s “Hurtful” When ‘Barbie’ Fans Question His Role In The Hit Film

Rob Brydon, a popular Welsh actor, recently expressed his disappointment and hurt towards those fans who questioned his casting choice for the record-breaking movie, Barbie. Brydon plays the role of Sugar Daddy Ken in the film, which has recently surpassed $1billion at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film ever directed by a female director.

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What did Rob Brydon say about this and how did he get casted for ‘Barbie’?

While he was speaking to The Times newspaper, Brydon said, “It does slightly sting that some people are saying, ‘What’s he doing in such a big Hollywood movie?’ I am resigned to the fact that it’s the price I pay for not taking the big acting roles in America and doing quiz shows and voiceovers here [in the UK] instead.”

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The actor was surprised to learn that his role in the blockbuster picture was secured thanks to the influence of a renowned fan, none other than Academy Award winner Margot Robbie. During the early stages of her acting career in London, Robbie was a die-hard fan of the British sitcom Gavin & Stacey, in which Brydon starred as a prominent character, Uncle Bryn. He also talked about how the director of Barbie, Greta Gerwig, was also a fan of his prior to the casting.

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“You never know who’s watching, do you? Margot loved Gavin & Stacey and a few years ago a friend of hers asked me to record a video message for her as Bryn. To be honest I’d forgotten all about it, and then I get the call for Barbie, and the response to it has been extraordinary. I am not here to blow my own trumpet, but there is a lesson for young actors — do your best in every role. Greta Gerwig told me she was a fan of Human Remains, which amazed me.”

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