The Oscar-nominated filmmaker previously admitted she was "intimidated" by the project.
"Whoever talked him into this deserves a raise."
After statements from the cast members Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, Helen Mirren and America Ferrera, the director herself has chimed in at last.
The Prince of Wales, who is the president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, left fans gobsmacked by this admission.
"You can’t get upset about things like that..."
The award show paid homage to the movie after Barbie failed to earn Oscar nominations in two key categories.
Talent recognises talent.
The La La Land star admitted he "heavily edited" his initial statement in support of colleagues Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie.
The Barbie actor is up for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards after bringing his Ken-ergy to the big screen.
It didn't take long for viewers to start speculating about the chart-topping singer's fashion inspiration.