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Olivia Colman never saw her Barbie cut scene

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Olivia Colman never saw her Barbie cut sceneDimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images

Olivia Colman has revealed that she never saw her cut Barbie scene.

Helen Mirren recently shared details of the unaired scene, which saw The Crown actress play a heightened version of herself.

"It was a very funny scene with Olivia Colman sort of playing drunk and us clashing about who is the real grande dame of British actresses," she told Variety. "She comes in and tries to take over the role of the Narrator and I had to fight her off."

Speaking to IndieWire at the New York City premiere of her new satirical whodunnit, Wicked Little Letters, Colman explained how the scene came about.

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"I never saw it," she said. "They arranged a call between me, David Heyman, the producer, and Greta Gerwig. I thought, 'Oh I know what this must be [for].'

"It made perfect sense, because it didn't add to the story, it was just fun. Maybe they were running over, I don't know. But it was kind of perfect for me, because I got paid for the job, and then no one could say I was shit in it."

Despite not appearing in the box office juggernaut, Colman is continuing to take the big screen by storm, most recently with Wicked Little Letters.

The foul-mouthed film, which also stars Jessie Buckley, is inspired by a real-life 1920s scandal involving hilariously insulting letters.

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Speaking previously to Digital Spy, Colman opened up about the liberating power of swearing, saying: "You are told from quite a young age that it's naughty, but it's not hurting anyone, unless you are directing it at someone.

"If you were to stand on top of a hill and shout whatever you want to shout, you feel so much lighter. If you've ever punched a punchbag, you feel great afterwards. It's cathartic.

"I think they're useful words that can express how you feel in a way that other words can't. Succinctly, and quickly. I love swearing."

Barbie is available to buy or rent in the UK from Prime Video, iTunes, Microsoft Store and more, as well as being available to watch on Max in the US. Wicked Little Letters is in cinemas now.


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