Why Dan Levy Reject Ken Role in Barbie


Dan Levy almost starred in the hit film Barbie. Find out why the Schitt's Creek co-creator turned down a role in Greta Gerwig's movie, a decision he says still haunts him.

Dan Levy sometimes regrets missing the chance to party with Barbie.

The co-creator of Schitt's Creek recalls turning down a role of one of the Kens in Greta Gerwig's Barbie film, which ended up being a box office success and nominee and winner of several awards, due to a scheduling conflict.

"Logistically could not make it work despite desperately trying to," Levy told People in an interview published Jan. 13. "So, yeah, I guess I was I was technically unavailable to do that."

The 40-year-old continued, "Does it haunt me when I sleep at night? Sometimes. It's not like it isn't like one of the biggest movies of all time. That was a tough, that was a tough day."

Filming on Barbie took place in California and England during most of 2022. Late that year, Levy began shooting his new Netflix film Good Grief, which he also wrote and directed. The movie began streaming on Netflix Jan. 5.