The movie “Barbie” used so much pink paint that it caused shortages

Hollywood Minute 5/26: New trailer for ‘Barbie’

Hollywood Minute 5/26: New trailer for ‘Barbie’


It’s no surprise that the set of the upcoming “Barbie” movie has a lot of pink, but it may be surprising how much pink is on it. So much pink paint was used that it caused shortages, the film’s designer said.

The startling fact was revealed by production designer Sarah Greenwood during a interview with Architectural Digest. The film’s director, Greta Gerwig, said she wanted the pinks used on set to be “very bright” and “almost too” to bring to mind the childish aspect of playing with Barbie.

“The world ran out of rose,” Greenwood told Architectural Digest.

Images from the film’s trailer offer an explanation for the shortage of pink paint.

Movie “Barbie” via YouTube

The production purchased its paint from Rosco, a supplier that specializes in paint for film and stage productions, and has completely depleted global stocks of the Fluorescent Pink shade, a company representative confirmed to CBS News.

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Greenwood had a specific vision for the set, the rep said in a statement. “The sets were designed and built during a time of trouble in the global supply chain. But we delivered everything we could; they got it all.”

Luckily, for anyone looking to give their home a Barbie makeover, fluorescent pink is back in stock.

Ryan Gosling as Ken and Margot Robbie as Barbie.

Movie “Barbie” via YouTube

The highly anticipated film sees actress Margot Robbie bring to life the iconic doll, manufactured by Mattel since 1959. Barbie’s sidekick Ken is played by Ryan Gosling. Little is known about the film’s plot, but a trailer revealed what Barbie’s world is like, which explains the shortage of pink paint, and also revealed some of the star-studded cast.

Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Michael Cera, Kate McKinnon, and Dua Lipa are expected to appear in the film. Dua Lipa is also singing a song on the soundtrack, just like Charli XCX, Lizzo, Khalid, Nicki Minaj and even Ryan Gosling.

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The film opens on July 21.

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