Though Nicola Coughlan only appeared for a few moments in the film, it was very important to her to experience life in plastic.
“I auditioned for Barbie back in January 22 when I was on holiday with friends,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’d packed one random hot pink dress I hadn’t worn at all and when I had to make my audition tape I thought- this is fate, I have a dress in Barbie Pink!”
Admitting she’s “obsessed” with Greta Gerwig, the Bridgerton star said that “the prospect of working with her was something I couldn’t even have imagined.”
“When I found out she wanted to have me be part of @barbiethemovie, and then that I probably wouldn’t be able to make it work because of my schedule I was firstly elated and quickly heartbroken,” Nicola continued. “So when I was asked if I wanted to pop into Barbieland even briefly my answer was an immediate, and very emphatic yes.”