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Who is Dua Lipa in the new Barbie movie?

Barbie is filling cinemas and winning plaudits as one of the best movies of 2023. The Barbie cast is packed with stars, including pop sensation Dua Lipa.

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Who is Dua Lipa in the new Barbie movie? When Warner Bros announced it was working on a Barbie movie, we weren’t too thrilled. Then the studio confirmed Greta Gerwig was directing and Margot Robbie was starring, and the film had our curiosity. Now, we’ve seen the movie (more than once), and we’re truly obsessed.

Barbie has already taken the world by storm in an onslaught of pastel colors and quip-heavy dialogue. You can take a look at our Barbie review to find out more of what we thought of one of the year’s most exciting new movies, but there’s one particular Barbie cast member who we’re sure you want to know more about.

Specifically, you want to know more about who Dua Lipa plays in the Barbie movie? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Warning: spoilers for one of the best Margot Robbie movies ahead.

Who is Dua Lipa in the new Barbie movie?

Dua Lipa plays Mermaid Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie.

Amid the colorful array of Barbies we see in the movie, who have just about every job imaginable, chart-topper Dua Lipa plays Mermaid Barbie. She makes a number of brief appearances throughout the movie’s beach-based scenes (after all, Ken’s job is… beach), and John Cena pops up alongside her as a mer-Ken.

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Dua Lipa’s role on screen might be a small one, but she also performed original disco track ‘Dance the Night’ for the Barbie soundtrack. She’s a big deal in the world of music, having earned three Grammys and six Brit Awards, so it’s no surprise she deployed those skills for Barbie.

Barbie is a delightfully rose-hued comedy that we have already anointed as one of 2023’s best movies. For the other big movie of the year, check out our Oppenheimer review. You can also take a look at our guide to the Barbie ending and read about why Ken isn’t the Barbie movie’s villain.

Elsewhere, we’ve explained 20 things you didn’t know about Barbie, where you can buy the “I Am Kenough” hoodie and how Margot Robbie’s bold Barbie prediction might be right. You can also find out about more big upcoming movies with our guides to the Wonka release date and The Marvels release date.