Internet stunned by first look at Ryan Gosling in Barbie movie.
It’s Ryan Gosling, but not like we’ve ever seen him before. This one new photo is causing a lot of debate among the actor’s fans.
Ryan Gosling will play Ken in the live-action Barbie movie that comes out next year. However, fans already got a sneak peek of the actor in character a year before the movie came out.
Warner Brothers Pictures tweeted this photo of 41-year-old Gosling as Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend, complete with bleached-blonde hair, double denim, washboard abs, and Ken-branded Y-front underwear.
Some fans love the bold new look, while others aren’t sure what to think. Gosling has already been compared to Ellen DeGeneres, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Frankie Grande, among others.
It’s not clear what to expect from Barbie, which is set to come out in July 2023: The movie has been in the works for years, and stars like Anne Hathaway and Amy Schumer were in talks to play the lead role. Now, indie darling Greta Gerwig will direct it, and she and her partner Noah Baumbach will write the screenplay (Marriage Story).
Margot Robbie, an Australian, will now play Barbie, and fans have already seen her in the role:
The movie has been in the works since 2009, but it really got going when Gerwig agreed to direct it last year. She told The Hollywood Reporter that she wanted to go against what people expected.
“People immediately think, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,’ but our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted,'” she said.
“We’re really running on all cylinders if we can do all of that and make people talk about it.”