Clad in a denim vest and jeans, with the “Ken” branded underwear band sticking out, Ryan Gosling appears to have nailed the look of the plastic doll to a T. Gosling as Ken seems to be the best choice as the actor pulls of the expression, the white-blonde hair and abs, all very well. He is seen against a bright pink backdrop, because of course. 

The decision to make a live-action adaptation of Barbie turned some heads around (pun intended). However, the teaser images of Margot Robbie as Barbie in a convertible and Gosling’s recent one impressed fans on the internet. 

Ken

As we mentioned earlier, the movie which is set to release next year is directed by Oscar-nominated directed, Greta Gerwig. Over the years, Gerwig has worked on several critically-acclaimed titles like Lady Bird, Little Women and others. 

Apart from Robbie and Gosling, Barbie has a star-studded cast of Simu Liu, Issa Rae, Alexandra Shipp, Will Ferrell, Hari Nef, Ncuti Gatwa, Michael Cera, Rhea Perlman, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emerald Fennell, and Rita Arya. Some of them are rumoured to play different versions of Ken and Barbie. 

No plot details are out as of yet but that seems to be working in the film’s favour. While the risk of the movie doing poorly exists, having Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach as co-writers on the project does give us some hope. Baumbach has several critically-acclaimed writing and directing nods to his name, which include Frances Ha, Marriage Story, and The Meyerowitz Stories

With just a year left for the release and a supposed teaser trailer coming out soon, we do have high expectations of what Gerwig has in store for us. Until then, here’s what the internet has been saying about Ryan Gosling as Ken: