Is Ryan Gosling’s Ken really the best thing about the ‘Barbie’ movie?
Does Ken’s perfection have you feeling a little doll-faced? Well, hold on to your Barbie Dreamhouses, folks, because Hollywood’s Ryan Gosling is about to bring Ken to life, and his enthusiasm is positively contagious! Welcome to the world of “Ken-ergy,” the latest catchphrase spawned from the heartthrob’s plastic boyfriend role in the much-anticipated Barbie movie.
The Power of “Ken-ergy”
Let’s rewind a bit. During an interview that was initially intended to delve into his latest Netflix action thriller, The Gray Man, Gosling couldn’t resist bringing the conversation back to his future role. Evidently, his Entertainment Tonight interview was infiltrated by Ken’s charisma, proving that no one could suppress the surge of “Ken-ergy.”
Gosling’s co-star, Chris Evans, references Gosling’s character as a “Ken doll” in The Gray Man, a nod to the actor’s future portrayal. In response to the quip, Gosling radiated positivity, deeming it as Evans’ acknowledgment of his unique Ken-like vibe. “I have that Ken-ergy that he could feel, obviously,” Gosling expressed, asserting the robust vivacity of his “Ken-ergy”.
Far from brushing off his upcoming role as just another plastic hunk, Gosling dove deep into the character of Ken. With a twinkle in his eye, he portrayed Ken as a soul enduring turmoil beneath the glossy exterior, generously loved by his iconic girlfriend Barbie. Gosling even declared, “That Ken life is even harder than the ‘Gray Man’ life, I think,” pointing to Ken’s lack of money, job, car, or house.
In the sea of questions about the Barbie movie’s plotline, Gosling was a little secretive, often blurring the lines between the real world and the narrative of the film. He jested, “Whatever Barbie says is exactly right. It’s not what you think it is unless it is. And then you know what it is, but I don’t think that’s what you think it is. Wait, what are we talking about?” Gosling’s playful banter and enthusiasm certainly keep fans on their toes.
As Barbie fans eagerly wait for the release of Greta Gerwig’s film, a sneak peek of Ryan Gosling’s transformation into Barbie’s suave boyfriend was unveiled by Warner Bros. Dressed in the quintessential Ken getup – bleached hair, sculpted abs, and a signature name-emblazoned underpants, Gosling fully embraced his Malibu Ken persona.
The photo set the internet ablaze, with fans eagerly dissecting every detail of Gosling’s Ken and Margot Robbie’s Barbie.
The photo, however, did little to reveal the plot. It left fans speculating – will Barbie grow weary of Ken’s appearance-focused lifestyle? Will Ken prove to Barbie there’s more to him than a chiseled physique? Or will he end up being the antagonist in Barbie’s life?
The plot thickens with the inclusion of a diverse cast, including humorists like Issa Rae and Will Ferrell, as well as rising talents Hari Nef and Ncuti Gatwa. With all these potential alter-egos for Barbie and Ken, one can’t help but ask – will Skipper make an appearance?
The Barbie movie’s release date, July 21, 2023, is a red-letter day for Gosling fans, eager to see the actor’s transformation from deadly spy to beloved boy toy. Gosling’s excitement is palpable, and he teases a spectacle that fans won’t forget. In the meantime, could his “Ken-ergy” spark a new movement in Hollywood?