Gal Gadot says new Barbie film is 'colourful and fun' despite missing out on lead role

The Israeli star had been tipped to play the leading role


Israeli Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has expressed her joy at seeing the new Barbie film despite not being cast for the landmark role. 

The Jewish actor, who was tipped to take the top role in May but lost out to Margot Robbie, branded the film as ‘delicious, colourful and fun’ after attending the world premiere in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The movie, released next week, shows Barbie living her idyllic life in Barbie World alongside her beau Ken, played by Ryan Gosling, until one day, she starts having dark thoughts and flat feet.

She discovers that whoever was playing with the doll in the real world was causing the changes, so Barbie and Ken decide to enter reality to fix the situation - only to learn more about themselves.

Posting on Instagram on Tuesday, she posted two pictures of herself on the pink carpet at the movie's world premiere as she joined Nicki Minaj as some of the first celebrities to offer their thoughts on the Barbie movie.

The actress wrote in her post: “Bravo Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig! You’ve created such a delicious, colourful, fun movie that carries such an important message.

"I had so much fun watching The Barbie movie! Congrats 💖💖💖💖."

Gadot stepped out in a stunning brown sleeveless dress with white vertical pinstripes, which fashions itself into an elaborate bow, for the event.

Meanwhile, Barbie actress Robbie said she was bewildered by the love fans were showing for the movie before its worldwide release.

The lead star and producer of the hotly-anticipated film about the Mattel doll has been promoting it around the world dressed in outfits that pay homage to Barbie's closet.

In an interview with Reuters, she said: “I knew how excited we felt about sharing this movie and I had hoped that other people would feel that excitement too but it's kind of come back at us with so much enthusiasm and excitement, I'm even shocked, very shocked."

Meanwhile, Barbie fever is gripping London as fans started queueing at 4am to catch a  glimpse at Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling on the pink carpet.

The queue of fans waiting to get their hands on wristbands on Wednesday snaked back several blocks from Leicester Square, despite pens for the pink carpet not opening until 5pm.

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