American actor Scott Evans, who plays one of the Ken’s in the much-anticipated film ‘Barbie’, admitted that he had to battle impostor syndrome before and after landing the role.
In an interview with Out, Evans described his feelings when he first got the call to audition for ‘Barbie’. He said that he saw the call, but he didn’t think he would get it. Still, he gave his best shot.
“I like to be prepared for auditions because I can mess up a lot. But the first take of my Barbie audition was just like, ‘We did it. That was good.’ After doing other takes for another half hour, we still ended up submitting that very first take. I was like, ‘Is this a mistake? Should I keep working on this forever the way people do?’”
But eventually, he received the good news when he got an urgent call from Greta Gerwig herself. “My manager called to say that Greta wanted to Zoom with me. I was like, ‘Greta Gerwig!?’” And when they talked, he said it felt like they were “old friends.”
“We talked about musical theater and all sorts of different things like we were cut from the same cloth. She finished the call by telling me that I’d hear from her soon. An hour or two later, I got a call with the offer.”