Michael Cera Isn't Part of the 'Barbie' Group Chat Because He Still Uses a Flip Phone

The 'Superbad' star has revealed in the past that he's not a fan of modern technology.

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Michael Cera has revealed he isn't in the Barbie group chat with his fellow cast members because he allegedly still uses a flip phone.

During an interview with People for their special Barbie issue, the 35-year-old actor revealed he has a flip phone instead of an iPhone, which is probably why he's not in the Barbie group chat with film stars Margot RobbieRyan Gosling, and more.

Simu Liu revealed that the Barbie chat was created after Margot Robbie hosted a sleepover for all the Barbies. All the Kens didn't want to feel left out, so they created a group chat with all the cast members to "show our support but not be overbearing with our presence." However, Michael Cera wasn't included.   

"I don't have an iPhone myself. … I have a flip phone," Cera told People. "But I still think I wouldn't belong on [the group chat] anyway, because [my character] Allan is sort of in his own little world. Greta's gift for me when I arrived was a picture disc of NSYNC's 'No Strings Attached,' which felt like somehow a real guiding light in the backstory of this character."

Michael Cera isn't a fan of iPhones or any other piece of modern technology. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in February, Cera revealed he doesn't even have any social media accounts because he didn't want to lose control of his life to a machine.

According to the Superbad star, a lunch date turned sour when one of Cera's friends wouldn't get off their Blackberry phone, leaving him to feel "lonely" and "bored." 

"That is a conscious choice, because I feel a bit of fear about it honestly like I'd really lose control of my waking life," he said. "Right when people started having smartphones, when it was Blackberries, I had lunch with a friend of mine who was my best friend at the time, and he'd just gotten a Blackberry, and for the whole meal he was typing emails, and I was sat there lonely and bored. So I had an early aversion to them."

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