Here’s How Love Island’s Chris Taylor Secured A Cameo In The Barbie Movie

19 July 2023, 09:53 | Updated: 8 January 2024, 13:04

Margot Robbie got Love Island star Chris Taylor a role in Barbie
Margot Robbie got Love Island star Chris Taylor a role in Barbie. Picture: Warner Bros/Global

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Love Island superfan Margot Robbie landed islander Chris Taylor a small role in the Barbie movie.

Love Island’s Chris Taylor – who's a contestant on Love Island: All Stars – secured just about the coolest claim to fame ever after landing a role in the Barbie movie!

The Islander who appeared on the dating show in 2019 has a cameo in the film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling all thanks to the Barbie actress.

As fans probably know by now, the Australian actress is a huge fan of the ITV2 dating show and even had a villa-themed birthday party a few years back.

It turns out that Margot being a superfan paid off big time for Islander Chris after she got him a small speaking role in the biggest movie of 2023.

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Speaking about how the unexpected cameo came about, Chris said it all happened when his co-stars Lucie Donlan, Michael Griffiths and Jordan Hames met Margot at the London premiere of her movie Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn, where she invited them to the afterparty.

He told Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp: "I went outside for a breath of fresh air and then Margot comes out. In my head I’m like, ‘what do you say to Margot Robbie?’ How do you have a normal conversation with somebody that famous?

"So I decided in my infinite wisdom to tell her about my friend who has a microp****. It’s better than, ‘how are you? How’s acting and that?’"

Chris Taylor is in the new Barbie movie
Chris Taylor is in the new Barbie movie. Picture: Getty

He went on: "Woke up the next day like, ‘Was that real?’ And then maybe two years down the line I get an email from Warner Bros saying, ‘Do you want to audition for this role in the new Barbie film?’ I fully thought it was a prank, they were like, ‘Can you send a self-tape?’ I thought there’s no harm in sending a self tape."

As to who made sure to get Chris involved, the reality star added: "I was speaking to her husband before the premiere and he said Margot was like, ‘We’ve got to get Chris on this film.’"

Love Island's Chris Taylor met Margot Robbie in 2020
Love Island's Chris Taylor met Margot Robbie in 2020. Picture: Chris Taylor/Instagram

As for Chris’ cameo in the film, his role involves him saying: “And the Nobel prize for horses goes to Ken!”

Self-confessed Love Island fan Margot has continued to be very vocal about her love for the show after recently meeting Ekin-Su Culcologlu, Davide Sanclimenti, Danica Taylor and Liberty Poole at the London premiere of Barbie.

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