February 1, 2023

At the premiere for The Gray Man, Ryan Gosling chatted with Variety’s Marc Malkin. Gosling revealed just how excited he was to be cast as Ken in the upcoming Barbie film. Gosling states, “finally, it’s happening. This has been coming my whole life.”

Ryan Gosling

Gosling’s spray tanned, blonde, and bare-chested rendition of Ken was debuted back in June. The film is co-written and directed by Greta Gerwig, and stars Ryan Gosling alongside Margot Robbie. Robbie will be portraying Barbie.

Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken

The film will also include many other actors including, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae and Michael Cera.

Ryan Gosling as Ken

Speaking of the role, Gosling says, ““I felt like I was seeing myself. I felt seen. I think a lot of Kens will feel seen when they see this.” (Source: Variety.)

Barbie is set to premiere July 21, 2023.

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