Ryan Gosling is blond, tanned and toned in first photo as Ken in the ‘Barbie’ movie

Ryan Gosling is blond, tanned and toned in first photo as Ken in the ‘Barbie’ movie

Ryan Gosling transformed into Ken for the live-action Barbie movie – with your name on your panties to prove it.

The actor’s first look as the muscular companion of the world’s most famous toy was released on social media by Warner Bros Pictures this Wednesday. “#BARBIE July 21, 2023 Only in theaters” was the caption.

But the caption didn’t matter – since the photo is really everything. The notebook The star apparently threw herself into the role with platinum blonde hair, a spray tan and, of course, ripped abs and arms. He posed leaning against what appears to be the frame of Barbie’s dream house, wearing a denim-on-jean ensemble, with a sleeveless, unbuttoned, sleeveless vest, with the sash of his monogrammed white panties showing above the trouser line.

Ryan Gosling as Ken in the 2023 Barbie movie. (Photo: Warner Bros. Picture)

Ryan Gosling as Ken in 2023 Barbie movie. (Photo: Warner Bros. Picture)

Gosling’s expression – a slight smile with his mouth seemingly shaded in Barbie’s favorite lip color – shows he’s thrown himself into the role and clearly having fun bringing the plastic icon to life.

The film is being directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird) with a screenplay co-written with his partner, Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale). Margot Robbie plays Barbie herself – and the first glimpse of her in the role was shared in April when she posed in a pink convertible.

Other star-studded cast members Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Issa Rae, Will Ferrell, Rhea Perlman and Michael Cera.

While plot details are still under wraps, Robbie has promised that it won’t be what people expect.

“People immediately have an idea of ​​’Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,'” she told the paper. Hollywood reporter. “But our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different – what you didn’t know you wanted’.”

Liu said GQ UK in May that the film is “wild” and “unique”, adding: “I wish I could show what we do on a daily basis because it’s crazy”. The actor – who took dance lessons for the project but noted it’s not a musical – said he became interested in the film after his agent called it one of the best scripts he’s ever read. “He literally said that literally. He said, ‘If I could stake my career on any script, it would be the Barbie road map. I really think you should do this.'”

As for the reaction to this first photo of Gosling as Ken, Gosling’s wife, actress Eva Mendes, is interested.

“So. F. Funny. So. F. Good. So F excited for you to see this…” she wrote with the hashtag “That’s my Ken.”

The official Barbie account is also in love with the transformation – with a blue heart replacing the passionate “o” to prove it.

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

And there seems to be a general liking for the cast, via comments on Twitter and Instagram.

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

There’s definitely skepticism along with anticipation, which makes sense because we’re talking about an Oscar nominee bringing a plastic doll to life on the big screen.

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

The public discussion includes a back-and-forth over whether Gosling, at 41, is too old to be Ken for Robbie’s 31-year-old Barbie.

While others are just reminding everyone to trust Gerwig.

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

(Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures via Instagram)

The movie doesn’t come out for a whole year, so the debate is just beginning.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.