This Ken is a Wizard: Major Harry Potter Star Is 'Pissed' He Wasn't Cast in Barbie
A perfect crossover you didn't know you needed? Unexpectedly, but it's Barbie and Harry Potter.
Barbie blew up the Internet long before it hit theaters. There are several reasons for Barbie's incredible virality.
First of all, it's the casting – the movie stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling's interviews and movies have been meme material for years.
In 2010, for example, Gosling uttered the phrase "hey girl" on MTV, which ironically still accompanies many of his photos. His roles in Drive and Blade Runner 2049 also spawned a number of classic memes.
Though Greta Gerwig, the movie's director, has repeatedly admitted that she did not consider anyone other than Gosling for the role of Ken after casting Margot Robbie as the lead, Tom Felton, known to most fans for his role as Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter, jokingly took offense at Gerwig for not including him in the film's cast as Ken.
"Kind of pissed I never got a callback #sLYTHERKeN."
The actor also posted a photo of himself as Draco and Gosling as Ken, and we have to admit that Tom would look really perfect as 'This Ken is the villain.'
Barbie spawned a whole wave of memes. The first global trend associated with the movie was started by the movie's marketing team.
On the occasion of the release of the trailer, in which all the dolls call each other Barbie, a selfie generator was posted on Twitter that allowed everyone to become part of a magical land.
Users had to upload a photo and receive a poster with a caption about what kind of Barbie they are. The generator immediately went viral, with social media users settling not only themselves in Barbie Land, but also their pets, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift and the Kardashian family.
Social networks also drew attention to the slogan for one of the posters "She's everything, he's just Ken."
In the context of the movie, it emphasizes the central role of Barbie, a doll star who has tried hundreds of professions and lives in her own home, while Ken is just her surfing friend. The phrase quickly spread on social networks, accompanied by photos of celebrity or movie couples in which the women were much more successful than their partners.