Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan is going to be in the Barbie movie 9 months ago

Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan is going to be in the Barbie movie

We cannot wait for this.

Irish actress Nicola Coughlan's career has been going from strength to strength since she burst onto our screens as Clare Devlin in the hit series Derry Girls and she's shown no signs of stopping any time soon.


This weekend, she shared that she has a role in one of 2023's most anticipated films – the Greta Gerwig-directed Barbie movie.

On Instagram, Coughlan shared the film's poster, as well as the first trailer for the film which parodies Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The teaser shows little girls saying goodbye to their baby dolls after meeting a giant Barbie (Margot Robbie).

In her caption, Coughlan shared her excitement, writing: "Thank you Greta Gerwig for having me as a tiny part of what I think is the greatest movie ever made.


"See you all in #BarbieTheMovie from director Greta Gerwig, only in theatres Summer 2023."

Several of the actresses' famous friends congratulated her on her involvement in the production, including RuPaul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, who wrote: "Can't wait."

Coughlan is one of many stars appearing in the film. Ryan Gosling is taking on the role of Ken, while other actors set to make an appearance include America Ferrera, Emerald Fennell, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Marisa Abela, Michael Cera, Ncuti Gatwa, Simu Liu and Will Ferrell.

Earlier this year, Barbie's leading lady Margot Robbie suggested that fans would be pleasantly surprised by the film.


"We like the things that feel a little left of centre," she said.

"Something like Barbie where the intellectual property, the name itself… people immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is.'

"But our goal is to be like: ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different - the thing you didn’t know you wanted.'"

Barbie will arrive in Irish cinemas on 21 July 2023. You can check out its trailer below.


Clip via Warner Bros. UK & Ireland