John Cena Is Getting Clowned On for Saying He’s Never Worked With Margot Robbie, His ‘The Suicide Squad’ Co-Star

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John Cena is one of many A-listers that are set to appear in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie, which features Margot Robbie as the titular doll and Ryan Gosling as her boyfriend/sidekick Ken.

One of the gags of the film is that there will be multiple types of Barbies — played by the likes of Dua Lipa, Emma Mackey, Issa Rae, and more — and multiple types of Kens, one of which will be played by Cena.

This will actually be the second collaboration between Cena and Robbie, as the pair previously starred together in 2021’s The Suicide Squad. Don’t tell that to Cena, though, as he apparently has no memory of it.

“It was a happy accident. I haven’t worked with Margot before. We literally randomly ran into each other as friends. Fast X was filming across the street from Barbie,” Cena explained during a recent appearance on The Today Show.

“And [she asked], ‘Why don’t you do Barbie?’ I said, ‘I’ve been trying!’ And Margot makes a lot of the decisions for that and I said, ‘Well, I’ll do whatever you need.’”

While it’s an incredibly relatable moment from Cena — as I, too, would do whatever Margot Robbie needs — it’s also quite strange as the pair not only both starred in The Suicide Squad together but posed for photos on the red carpet at the premiere and promoted the film together on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Production on Barbie happened last year, over six months after The Suicide Squad hit theaters.

Granted, Cena’s Peacemaker and Robbie’s Harley Quinn don’t actually have any scenes together which suggests that the pair were never on set at the same time, which is perhaps what Cena is referring to. Still, Cena’s comments set him up to get clowned on by movie fans on Twitter nonetheless.

Barbie will hit movie theaters in the United States on Friday, July 21. You can check out the official trailer for the film below.

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