Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas Reveals His ‘Barbie’ Response

The next submit incorporates minor spoilers for Barbie.

One of many standout sequences in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie — one that’s certain to go down in legend as one of many final spoofs of ’90s tradition — is when Ryan Gosling’s Ken, and an entire military of different Kens, serenade Margot Robbie’s Barbie (and the opposite Barbie) with a heartfelt rendition of Matchbox Twenty’s radio hit “Push.” It’s a hilarious sequence — and it doesn’t precisely paint the music or the band in essentially the most flattering gentle.

So what did Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty consider the sequence? Thomas informed USA Immediately he was a little bit apprehensive when he first heard Mattel’s smash hit Barbie could be utilizing a music he had such an enormous hand in writing. There are a few shifting elements right here. To begin with, Matchbox Twenty has been a fairly large 90s music punching bag. Secondly, the music was written a couple of relationship Thomas had the place he felt he had been emotionally manipulated. That being stated, the film ended up utilizing the music to nice impact, and the entire thing interprets surprisingly nicely.

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As Thomas put it to USA Immediately

Once I received the decision for Barbie, they informed me, ‘Ken’s by the hearth, he’s enjoying the music and it’s his favourite band.’ So I did this pondering I’d be the butt of the joke, and I used to be advantageous with that. I’m fairly thick-skinned. However Julie Greenwald (from Atlantic Data) got here to the Hollywood Bowl a month or two in the past. She had simply seen the film and was like, ‘You come out of it loving Ken and loving ‘Push.’” And I used to be like, ‘Aww. Alright, actually good!’

Thomas additionally stated that Gerwig “has been one in all my crushes perpetually, to the purpose the place I used to be on a airplane one time and I referred to as my spouse, like, ‘Child, Greta Gerwig simply got here on the airplane, oh my god.’ So simply the truth that it didn’t diminish my crush of Greta, that’s even higher.”

Barbie is now enjoying in theaters in all places. We absolutely anticipate the ironic karaoke bar renditions of “Push” to skyrocket within the months forward.

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