Barbie fever has taken over the fans worldwide. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie is breaking records left and right, leaving Oppenheimer far behind. The movie is minting moolah even in its second week and shows no signs of slowing down. The Barbie juggernaut rolls on.
Tennis fans are not far behind in this regard either. Recently, fans on social media have started a new trend, where they pick a player they think will suit a role from the movie well.
Imagine you’re picking the cast of a new Barbie Movie:
Which two tennis players would you pick to play your Barbie and Ken? 🤔😝 pic.twitter.com/yzCsPf6PMP
— Olly 🎾🇬🇧 (@Olly_Tennis_) July 26, 2023
The answers are varied and fans are having a blast donning the casting director’s cap for a fun game on Twitter. Despite a diverse range of answers when it comes to the titular character, Casper Ruud seems like the most common choice for Ken.
Casper Ruud and Camila Giorgi, literally every other answer is wrong https://t.co/LfFFjgYfQz
— Svitolina US Open 2023 🏆 (@svitokaya) July 28, 2023
Here are some of the fan castings.
tsitsipas and badosa 😬😬
— RD3 (@diastackles) July 26, 2023
Ruud and Bouchard! The perfect duo pic.twitter.com/cEsOYuiChE
— Fabian Macias (@fabianmcoes) July 26, 2023
Some fans also think that Roger Federer will make a good Ken. The Barbie craze will rage on for a while longer, as it usually does with blockbusters.
Emma Raducanu gives Dua Lipa, the mermaid Barbie, a tennis lesson
Former US Open champion Emma Raducanu taught pop singer Dua Lipa how to play tennis. The duo was filming a video for Evian, and Dua and Emma are both its global ambassadors.
In the fun video, Raducanu can be seen teaching Dua how to play the perfect forehand, while the singer teaches Emma a couple of dance moves. Not only did Evian bring them together, the execution of the film was spot-on as well. The two were filmed on a pink tennis court with a few dozen pink-tinged tennis balls.
“We wanted to use our two ambassadors in an unexpected yet authentic way,” said Lucille Moreau, Culture Director of Evian. “We wanted to capture the raw reactions of these two talents as they push each other to try their specialties,” she added (via Muse).
Emma Raducanu shot to fame when she became the first British Woman to win a Grand Slam since 1977. She quickly became the global ambassador of several brands, Evian among them. The young tennis sensation is currently recuperating from wrist surgery and will return to the tennis court soon.