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Barbie is the film occasion of the summer season, Ana Cruz Kayne is a part of the magic. Ana performs one of many many Barbies — Supreme Courtroom Justice Barbie, to be precise — in Barbie Land. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Ana about entering into the bubblegum-pink Barbie dream world, why the “illustration” in Barbie is so pivotal and extra. (Notice: This interview passed off 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 personal 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 Courtroom Justice was simply type of handed to me once I bought there. She’s a badass woman who loves justice,” Ana instructed HollywoodLife.

The actress admitted that she didn’t “actually relate” to the Barbies she acquired rising up. “What’s cool about this model of Barbie is there’s a lot illustration. I used to be simply pondering if I had seen this rising up, I feel I might have completely performed with Barbies and sort of projected my hopes and goals onto them,” Ana admitted. “There may be a lot variety and a lot illustration that it’s extraordinarily shifting. Even watching the trailer and seeing a bunch of us up there collectively was so shifting. It’s so particular. I really feel like for younger ladies, boys, all the pieces in between, it’s outstanding. There’s a Barbie for everybody, they usually actually did an unbelievable 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 regarded up in one of many dream homes and also you’re like, ‘There she is.’”

Ana’s Barbie lives in Barbie Land, a magical, excellent place stuffed with immaculate Barbie Dream Homes, countless seashore, and essentially the most trendy closets. Barbie Land involves life on display in essentially the most vivid means with so many bursts of shade within the set design.

Ana revealed she had “chills” the primary time she stepped onto the Barbie Land set. “I used to be type of speechless, and it simply was so playful and foolish however all the pieces was actual and outlined to the element,” Ana famous. “It was actually overwhelming, actually. When you had been there for some time it’s type of like being in a on line casino the place there’s no air or home windows and you haven’t 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 mentioned about Michael. “I really feel like he was excellent. 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 mission is the Netflix collection Painkiller, a fictionalized retelling of occasions in regards to the origins of the opioid disaster in America. “The results are so huge, and it’s not an epidemic that anyone talks about. It’s killed so many individuals.” Ana mentioned in regards to 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, they usually do it in a really particular means… It’s one other story of somebody going up towards this behemoth trade looking for some sort of justice,” she mentioned. Painkiller can be launched on Netflix on August 10.

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