“Argylle,” despite the best efforts of its star-studded cast, might not be the blockbuster success it had hoped to be. Yet, this doesn’t detract from the commitment the actors have shown while promoting their latest film. A perfect example of their enthusiasm came during an interview with LADbible, where Bryan Cranston, cherished for his iconic role as Heisenberg in “Breaking Bad,” and Oscar winner Sam Rockwell, who won acclaim for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” took part in a playful imitation game that could very well have the Hollywood Academy reconsidering their 2024 nominations.
Bryan Cranston’s talents for mimicry were on full display when he effortlessly impersonated his “Breaking Bad” co-star Aaron Paul with the classic line “Science, bitch!” from Jesse Pinkman. He didn’t stop there, though; Cranston also delivered a spot-on impression of Margot Robbie from the upcoming “Barbie” movie, which left Sam Rockwell struggling to keep his laughter contained.
Amidst the fun, the discussion shifted to a more serious note regarding the recent Oscar nominations—or rather, the lack thereof—for “Barbie.” Ryan Gosling, who portrays Ken opposite Margot Robbie’s Barbie, and who will rejoin her in the “Ocean’s Eleven” reboot, expressed his discontent with the Academy’s oversight. Gosling, despite being honored with his own nomination, expressed disbelief at the snubbing of his incredible co-star and director.
“I never thought I would be proud to play a plastic doll named Ken, but truthfully, there is no Ken without Barbie, and no ‘Barbie’ without the incredible Greta Gerwig and the talented Margot Robbie,” Gosling stated. He went on to credit both women as the leading forces behind a film that has garnered global acclaim. Gosling’s disappointment at their exclusion from the nominations was palpable as he highlighted their talent, courage, and genius.
Interestingly, Margot Robbie, who was at the epicenter of the Oscars controversy, displayed a surprisingly calm perspective on the situation. Her response to the snub was one of gratitude and reflection. Rather than feeling upset, Robbie highlighted her belief that Greta Gerwig deserved recognition for her unique directorial efforts. Yet, she also recognized the broader scope of the film’s impact, which exceeded their initial dreams and ambitions. Robbie emphasized that the cultural change they sought to create was a reward far greater than any industry accolade, underscoring that the significance of their work transcended the movie itself and had ripple effects across the culture.
In conclusion, while the Oscars might have overlooked some of the key talents behind “Barbie,” the passionate performances and contributions from the cast and crew have not gone unnoticed by the audience. With their dedication shining through both in the film and in their promotion, one thing is clear: the success of a movie is not solely measured by awards, but by the cultural footprint it leaves behind.