Issa Rae Trends As Fans React To Her Role As ‘President Barbie’ In Upcoming Film

Issa Rae

Issa Rae Trends As Fans React To Her Role As ‘President Barbie’ In Upcoming Film

Issa Rae for president!

Social media users are stoked about the Tuesday (April 4) announcement that the actress and writer (Full name Jo-Issa Rae Diop) will play President Barbie in the forthcoming Barbie movie.

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One Twitter user said,

“Wasn’t planning on seeing Barbie until I seen Issa Rae in the trailer”

Another user added,

“I’m so excited to see the Barbie movie! Issa Rae did it for me.”

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Another Twitter user said,

“ISSA RAE in it?? I’ll see y’all opening weekend”

According to another user,

“Issa Rae being in this should’ve been the selling point cause NOW I can’t miss it”

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According to the film’s official description, Barbie leaves Barbieland after being kicked out for having a less-than-ideal doll appearance in an effort to achieve true happiness in the real world.

As previously reported, Margot Robbie stars as Barbie, and Ryan Gosling as Ken in the film. There will, however, be various races and variations of each. Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Ana Cruz, Michael Cera, Simu Liu, and Ncuti Gatwa are also slated to be part of the ensemble of Barbies and Kens.

Issa Rae’s notable credits include Insecure (2016–2021), The Hate U Give (2018), Little (2019), and 2020 films The Photograph and The Lovebirds. She will also voice Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, also set to be released this year.

Barbie is slated to hit the big screen on July 21.

Are you planning to watch the Barbie movie when it hits theaters? Let us know in the comments!

Authored by: S. G.