The ‘Barbierians’ Are At The Gate

The Barbie Movie Used So Much Pink Paint, The ‘World Ran Out’ Of It

Yahoo!News–Bringing Barbieland to life on the big screen for the iconic doll’s upcoming movie required a lot of pink paint – so much, in fact, that they “cleaned out” their suppliers.

The Greta Gerwig-directed film, which stars Margot Robbie in the title role, was partly shot at Leavesden Studios near Watford, where production designer Sarah Greenwood and her team constructed colourful sets inspired by Barbie’s famous Dreamhouse and other classic toys.

Speaking to Architectural Digest about the process, she claimed that “the world ran out of pink” – specifically a fluorescent shade of paint made by Rosco, a company which is known for supplying products like scene paints and colour filters for the film and TV industry.