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06th Apr 2023

Tasha Ghouri missed out on Barbie film role because of Love Island

If only Barbie didn’t clash with Love Island..

Love Island‘s Tasha Ghouri came very close to starring alongside the likes of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the live-action adaptation of Barbie that’s due out at the end of the year.

In the recently released trailer, we got a sneak peek of the movies storyline and saw Ken and Barbie drive into the ‘real world’.

The highly anticipated movie has a star-studded cast that includes Nicola Coughlan, John Cena, Ncuti Gatwa, Helen Mirren and Will Ferrell who all have roles.

But, if Love Island wasn’t a thing, Tasha Ghouri would also be on that list.

The reality show contestant revealed that she auditioned to be a dancer in the movie but had to step back because she got accepted for Love Island.

Tasha who made history by becoming Love Island’s first ever deaf contestant, took to Twitter last night with the news.

She wrote: “Fun fact, I got to the final round of the barbie film audition as a dancer but didn’t get the job – filming was at same time as Love Island, crazy how the universe works”.

Tasha and boyfriend Andrew got to the final four in the eight season of Love Island.

Ekin-Su Culculoglu andDavide Sancliment beat them and were crowned winners.

Dua Lipa will star in the new Barbie movie as a Mermaid Barbie and she’ll also sing the films theme song.

Sex Education star Emma Mackey will also make an appearance as a Barbie with a Nobel Prize in physics and Scott Evans will play a cowboy hat-wearing Ken.

Related links:

How to easily make those Barbie posters yourself.

All the tiny details we spotted in the first Barbie trailer.

Will Young admits he’s not close to Tom and Casey since leaving Love island.