Ryan Gosling looks stunning in the first photo of himself in character as Ken in the upcoming Margot Robbie-fronted live-action Barbie film. In the dreamy photo recently shared by Warner Bros. Pictures, Gosling sports Ken’s signature platinum locks and of course, killer six-pack! as he poses in all light-wash denim, including an open vest and matching jeans.
Moreover, a pair of white boxers stitched with “KEN” can be seen peeking out from above his jeans’ waistline, as he poses in front of a hot-pink backdrop. Aside from Robbie in the title role and Gosling as Barbie’s main love interest, the film will also star Issa Rae, Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Michael Cera and America Ferrera.
Meanwhile, his real-life Barbie (Ryan Gosling girlfriend), Eva Mendes has a perfect reaction to the photo. Eva Mendes shared the dreamy photo of Ryan Gosling as Ken and wrote, “So. F. Funny. So. F. Good. So F excited for you to see this… #Thatsmyken.” Last year, Robbie told British Vogue, “People generally hear Barbie and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t…”
She added that the role ‘comes with a lot of baggage,’ considering some historical controversy over the doll. “And a lot of nostalgic connections,” the actress said. “But with that come a lot of exciting ways to attack it.” As part of CinemaCon held in Las Vegas in April, Warner Bros. Pictures shared a first-look image of Robbie in the role of the iconic Mattel doll, along with a release date of Barbie, July 21, 2023.
Meanwhile, an accompanying photo in the social media post showed Suicide Squad star Robbie rocking a retro ’60s vibe dressed in a blue-and-white polka-dotted headband and matching striped halter top. She smiled as she leaned forward in a pink Chevrolet Corvette convertible, posing in front of a pink faux stone backdrop. Robbie wore a beaded bracelet and had her blonde hair done in a straight style evocative of the classic American doll. Barbie is scheduled to release in theatres on July 21, 2023.