Editor’s note: This interview was conducted prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike that officially began on July 14, 2023

Hi, Barbie! Hi, Ken! Ready to go party….or have an existential crisis?

Shadow and Act chatted with Barbie stars Issa Rae, Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Michael Cera and Kate McKinnon, as well as director/co-writer Greta Gerwig about the new film.

If you’ve ever wondered who would be in President Barbie (Rae)’s administration, have no fear–because we asked her just that.

We also talked to the cast about their experience with Barbie dolls, if they related to the thoughts that their characters were going through during the film and so much more.

Watch the interview above.

Barbie also stars Will Ferrell, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Nicola Coughlan, Emerald Fennell, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Alexandra Shipp, Hari Nef, Rhea Perlman, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya and Jamie Demetriou. 

The film hits theaters this weekend.