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Simu Liu revealed to play 1 of 3 versions of Ken in upcoming ‘Barbie’ film

  • Simu Liu has been revealed to be playing one of three versions of Ken in the upcoming “Barbie” movie.
  • The other two will be played by Ryan Gosling and Ncuti Gatwa.
  • Margot Robbie, who is set to play Barbie, won’t be the only one either, with Issa Rae and Hari Nef taking on two other versions of the character.

Ever since Simu Liu was announced to be in the upcoming live-action “Barbie” movie, fans wondered where he’d fit into the world of the Mattel dolls – most recognizable by their classic blond hair and blue eye features. Is the world ready for an Asian Ken? 

As it turns out, the upcoming film is taking notes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Liu broke out in as its first Asian superhero, Shang-Chi. A multiverse is coming to Barbie, and it will involve three separate Kens, according to New York Times’ Kyle Buchanan, who divulged new insights from the Cannes Film Festival to Twitter on Wednesday.

Simu Liu reveals that script for his upcoming project ‘Barbie’ was one of the best his agent ever read

  • Simu Liu revealed his reason for joining the cast of the upcoming “Barbie” movie, starring Margot Robbie.
  • Liu described the film as “wild” and “incredibly unique,” adding, “I wish I could just show you what we do day to day because it’s crazy.”
  • “Barbie” is expected to release on July 21, 2023. 

Simu Liu is going from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a life in plastic. And it’s fantastic.

The “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star recently revealed it was a junior agent from his management team that pushed him to audition for the upcoming “Barbie” film after finding the script to be one of the best he’s ever read.

Mattel releases Vera Wang Barbie doll as part of latest Tribute Collection

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  • Mattel’s Barbie Tribute Collection, which celebrates individuals who have “helped shape and impact culture,” includes a Vera Wang Barbie, released on May 5.
  • Vera Wang is a Chinese American fashion designer well known for her bridal wear designs who was honored as “Womenswear Designer of the Year” in 2005.
  • Wang said she was “overwhelmed” after being asked to join the Barbie Tribute Collection and is honored to be represented by “the ultimate icon.”
  • The Vera Wang Barbie doll can be purchased online for $40.00 on the Mattel Creations website.

Mattel released a Barbie doll in honor of Chinese American fashion icon Vera Wang as part of its Barbie Tribute Collection on May 5.

The Tribute Collection celebrates the legacies of individuals who have helped “shape and impact culture.” Wang is the latest to be added to the Barbie collection in honor of her impact on the fashion industry. 

First-ever ‘Desi Barbie’ released for Women’s History Month

  • This past week, toy company Mattel, Inc. released a new collection of ethnically diverse barbies modeled after several notable businesswomen.
  • The first-ever South Asian American Barbie revealed was based on Deepica Mutyala, the founder and CEO of makeup brand Live Tinted.
  • Dubbed the “Desi Barbie,” the new doll represents multicultural beauty and is pictured wearing some of the brand’s most popular products.
  • Other women who inspired the collection include Nigerian American fashion designer Autumn Adigbo and Korean American entrepreneur Carol Han.

The first-ever “Desi Barbie” has been introduced in honor of Women’s History Month.

Last week, toy company Mattel, Inc. released their newest collection of ethnically diverse dolls in celebration of Women’s History Month. The South Asian American Barbie was revealed to have been modeled after Deepica Mutyala, the founder and CEO of makeup brand Live Tinted.

Simu Liu confirms his role in ‘Barbie’ movie starring Margot Robbie: ‘I guess it’s salad for dinner’

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  • Simu Liu confirmed his casting in the upcoming film “Barbie” by tweeting a joke about only eating “salad for dinner.”
  • Liu will be joining Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, who will be playing Barbie and Ken.
  • Details regarding the plot of the film or Liu’s role have not yet been confirmed.

To officially announce he would be joining the cast of “Barbie,” set to be directed by Greta Gerwig, Simu Liu tweeted that he will be eating “salad for dinner.”

Liu uploaded the tweet to his official Twitter page earlier today, confirming his role in the film. 

Barbie 2022 Lunar New Year doll wears phoenix-embroidered qun kwa designed by acclaimed Guo Pei

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  • Mattel is set to release a Barbie Lunar New Year doll in partnership with Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei and facilitated by the Asian Couture Federation.
  • The doll will be available for purchase starting on Jan. 24 for $75.

Mattel has launched a Lunar New Year Barbie doll in partnership with world-renowned Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei.

The doll, set to release today, features Guo’s “signature embroidery detailing,” with intricate designs of golden phoenixes and water and wave motifs that traditionally appear on attire worn by Chinese royalty, according to Mattel.

Mattel says skateboarder Barbie was supposed to be Asian, admits ‘falling short’ on representation

Mattel Skateboarder Barbie with tweet

Mattel has issued a statement regarding its alleged lack of an Asian doll in its Tokyo Olympics Barbie collection.

The backlash: The latest wave of criticism started after Barbie repromoted the five-doll collection on July 28. Social media users alleged that none of the toys looked “Asian,” despite the fact that the Games were in Tokyo and that Asians had been winning medals from day one.

Barbie criticized for allegedly leaving out Asians in ‘inclusive’ Tokyo 2020 collection

Barbie is being called out on social media after the Mattel brand repromoted its Tokyo 2020 collection without visible “Asian” representation.

The collection: First unveiled in February 2020, the collection was designed by Mattel as part of a licensing agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It features five dolls reflecting five sports debuting or returning in the Tokyo Games, namely (1) baseball/softball, (2) sport climbing, (3) karate, (4) skateboarding and (5) surfing.

Singaporean Doll Collector Makes Amazing Barbie Dresses Out of Tissue Paper

Jian Yang is an avid Barbie doll collector who happens to be quite talented in designing and creating fancy dresses for his Barbie dolls.

A self-confessed “toy nerd,” the 38-year-old collector from Singapore has been building his collection since he was a teenager. With over 6,000 Barbie dolls (plus thousands of other assorted dolls and action figures), Yang is known as one of the world’s biggest Barbie collectors.