Rob Brydon admits it “hurts” when people ask why he was cast in Barbie

Rob Brydon has admitted he’s not immune to criticism for his surprise performance in Greta Gerwig’s record-breaking new film Barbie Movie.

The Gavin & Stacey The star has a cameo in the film, which grossed more than $1 billion at the box office, as Sugar Daddy Ken.

Margot Robbie stars as the legendary Mattel doll alongside Ryan Gosling as her male counterpart Ken and a cast that includes stars including America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Issa Rae and Will Ferrell.

In a new interview with The timesThe Welsh actor announced that one of his scenes was cut from the film.

“I shot two scenes in one day, but only one was used, which I edited myself. All in all, it was shorter than you would have hoped,” he said of his performance alongside fellow countryman Tom Stourton (all my friends hate me).

“On the other hand, there was a lot of British talent, some of whom had been on set for nine months, and whose performances didn’t make the same impression as my one day on the job.”

Brydon later said he was upset with people questioning his appearance in the film. “I’m not saying it annoyed me, because that’s going to be the headline at the end, but…”. . It hurts a little that some people say, “What is it?” He What are you guys doing in a big Hollywood movie like this?’” he said.

Margot Robbie said casting Rob Brydon in ‘Barbie’ was ‘huge priority’

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“I’ve come to terms with the fact that the price I pay is not taking the big acting roles in America and instead doing quiz shows and voice-overs here.” Brydon was the BBC’s presenter would i lie to you Game show for 14 years.

“I consider myself an actor who likes living in the UK and does a variety of non-actor things because it pays the bills and it’s fun,” he added.

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“Some people sniff and say, ‘That Welshman goes everywhere, like a rash,’ and others, like a father who recently stood on the sidelines at my son’s football, have never heard of me. I am not without ego. I like it when people only marginally ‘hear from me’.”

Robbie had previously said he would land Brydon in the role Barbie “was a huge priority for me”. The Aussie star, who also served as the film’s executive producer, was a big star Gavin & Stacey Fan. Years ago, Brydon even sent Robbie a video message in the role of Uncle Bryn for her birthday at the request of her friend.

“You never know who’s watching, do you?” said Brydon.

Barbie is now available in cinemas.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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