Ryan Gosling Ready to become Margot Robbie’s perfect partner at Greta Gerwig’s Barbiedespite the fact that many people think it’s too big to bring life to the popular Mattel doll.
Although the film is directed by Lady Bird The main focus will be on the character of Ruby, and Ken will be with her every step of the way, be it in her seemingly perfect life in Barbie Land, or on her fantastic adventure in the real world after being kicked out of it for not meeting social norms.
But Ken will be more than just a partner for Barbie, he will also tell his story. And that was why Gosling took on the role, defending him against those who would criticize him because of his age.
While speaking to GQ magazine, the actor responded to those who made negative comments about the character and himself:
“I would say, you know, if people don’t want to play with my Ken, there are plenty of other Kens to play with. It’s funny,” he added, “This kind of idea of holding onto your pearls is like, #notmyken. Have you thought of Ken before this? And everyone was fine with that, that he had a job of none. But all of a sudden, it’s like, “No, we’ve taken care of Beijing all this time.” No you did not. Never did. You never cared. Barbie never messes with Ken. That’s the whole point. If you really care about Beijing, you will know that no one cares about Beijing. Until your hypocrisy is exposed. That is why his story must be told.”
Gosling also shared that he feels a special connection with the character now:
“I care about this guy now. I like his actor. Ken couldn’t come to receive this award, so I’m here to accept it on his behalf.”
Who else stars in Barbie Greta Gerwig?
In addition to telling the story of the most famous doll in history and one of the most representative faces of pop culture, there is no doubt that one of BarbieThe main attractions are the cast. And Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a long list of amazing movie stars.
The movie will feature different versions of Barbie, with Kate McKinnon, Essa Ray, Nicola Coughlan, Hari Nef, and more to star. As for Kens, Simu Liu and Kingsley Ben-Adir will be among the main actors behind them. Emerald Fennell and Michael Cera are already discontinued dolls, while Dua Lipa and John Cena play mermaids and mermaids. As for humans, we’ll see actors like America Ferrera and Will Ferrell in the real world interact with Barbie. The cast is completed by Ncuti Gatwa, Emma McKay, Alexandra Shipp, Ariana Greenblatt, Helen Mirren, and many more.
There will also be big names behind the cameras in addition to Gerwig, who wrote the screenplay alongside Academy Award winner Diablo Cody (Juno) and Nosh Baumbach (white noise).
Barbie Hits theaters July 21st.