Almost everyone seems to be in Greta Gerwig’s house Barbie movie, but the one actor who wouldn’t be part of the fun is Luke MacFarlane. These days, Macfarlane can be seen alongside Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen as one of the stars of the Apple TV+ series Platonic. The project reunites him with director Nick Stoller, who directed it two brotherslast year’s popular rom-com that co-starred Macfarlane alongside Billy Eichner.

In a new interview with THR, Macfarlane revealed that he’s also very close to appearing Barbie. The actor explains how during the production two brothersHe overheard Stoller talking about his plans for Platonic, but he was not contacted at the time about being a part of it. MacFarlane went on to get a role in BarbieAnd, soon after, Stoller reached out to offer him a major role in Platonic. MacFarlane was then faced with choosing a small but interesting role in The Barbie or a much larger role in Platonic that attracted him more on a personal level. finally, Platonic He won, as hard as it was to refuse him Barbie.

“I was thrown in two brothers for a long time. There was an epidemic, and after that things didn’t happen for a very long time, but we were always in light contact with each other, which more than anything else laid the foundation for a good relationship between director and actor,” says MacFarlane of his relationship with Stoller, “after which when we were filming two brothersI knew he was promoting this show with Rose and Seth, but he never mentioned it to me in any detail. I didn’t know much about her, other than what she really was [co-creator Francesca Delbanco’s] A child and something that felt very personal.”

He added, “It was fun because I auditioned for a small part in the Barbie And I got it. Then I got an email from Nick that was like, “I think you’d be really cool in this part.” I was like, great. I have this offer for Barbie, so you must tell me. We tried to make it work, and I said, ‘You know what? I really, really wanted to work on this show. Jobs are funny things – you never really know. When I read about the character on the page, I was like, “This is the person I understand.”

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More platonic resume than Luke MacFarlane’s Barbie

MacFarlane admits it wasn’t easy to say no Barbie, but it was not possible to implement both projects. Although the role will be small, Barbie It definitely seems like a one-of-a-kind movie unlike any other coming out this year, and MacFarlane can’t help but feel like he’s missing out on that.

“It was one of those wild things,” he said. “Yeah, the timing wasn’t right for both of them. I’m not trying to sound brazen. It was a small part, but I’ve never been a part of something so beautiful and big and wonderful. It was great to be able to do both.”

you can stream Platonic On Apple TV +, while Barbie The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on July 21, 2023.


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