Kate McKinnon Says 'Barbie' Movie 'Epic'

The Saturday Night Live alum, 38, chatted with Laverne Cox on the red carpet of the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, where she discussed her upcoming role in Greta Gerwig's Barbie movie.

When asked about shooting the film — which is due to hit theaters on July 21, 2023 — McKinnon teased on the E! Live from the Red Carpet special that the movie is "going to be incredible."

"The colors, the sets are everything, the costumes are everything, the script and story — Margot [Robbie], Ryan Gosling — are everything. America Ferrara, everything," she continued. 

"I'm just so excited for people to see it because it's going to be epic." Elsewhere in the chat, Cox, 50, pointed out the McKinnon and Gerwig, 39, once went to school with one another.

"Yes, we went to college together," said the Saturday Night Live alum, nominated this year for best supporting actress for her time on the comedy series. "We sort of lived in a dorm together, too."

Fan buzz has been building for Barbie since the first official look at Robbie in character as the iconic Mattel doll came in April during CinemaCon, when Warner Bros. Pictures shared a 1st-look image.

In the photo, Robbie as Barbie wore a blue-and-white polka-dotted headband and matching striped halter top, as she smiled and leaned forward in a pink Chevrolet Corvette convertible.