After Greta Gerwig offered him the role of “Barbie,” the actor wrote her, “I will be your Ken, because this narrative must be told.”
For his future Ken role, Ryan Gosling may thank his daughters.
In an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Ryan Gosling, who is portraying the boyfriend of Margot Robbie’s leading doll in the forthcoming live-action Barbie film, explained why he decided to take the role.
First of all, Greta Gerwig, who approached him with an offer for the job, claims that he admired the screenplay she co-wrote and directed. After then, he saw a sign.
Script I’ve ever read, best. I enter the backyard and ask Jimmy, “Do you know where I found Ken?” Gosling described the Ken doll belonging to his children as “face down in the dirt next to a smashed lemon.” Gosling sent Gerwig a picture of what he had discovered along with the message, “I will be your Ken, because this narrative must be told.”
Fallon recognised that Gosling “broke the internet” when his real-life counterpart of Ken was exposed. Gosling and wife Eva Mendes have two kids, ages 6 and 7. The two men, who are each the fathers of two girls of comparable ages, also made fun of Ken’s underappreciated part in the Barbie world.
Nobody plays with Ken, Gosling said. Fallon said, “He was… accessible.
But yet? Gosling enquired. He remained in the toy box, according to Fallon.
Gosling commented, “He’s an accessory, and not even one of the cool ones,” as they became friends over their common struggle to put together a Barbie Dreamhouse.
In interviews for his most recent film, The Gray Man, Ryan Gosling has also said that Ken is unemployed and has no place to live. Gosling wants to make it clear that these are not plot specifics. Simply put, these are the real facts concerning Ken. That is how Ken lives.
The eight-year-long production of the Barbie movie has undergone several revisions, with Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway circling the part in earlier draughts. America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Ariana Greenblatt, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell are among the supporting players in the film directed by Gerwig.
On July 21, 2023, the Warner Bros. movie is scheduled to open in cinemas.