'Barbie' star Ryan Gosling defends his casting as Ken after some followers mentioned he was 'too previous' to play the character: 'No person cares about Ken'

  • Ryan Gosling defended his casting in “Barbie” in opposition to those that mentioned he is “too previous” to play Ken.
  • “Barbie by no means fucked with Ken. That is the purpose,” he mentioned. Nobody is supposed to care about Ken. 
  • Gosling’s character in “Barbie” likes the seaside, and that is perhaps his solely trait.

Ryan Gosling addressed social-media customers saying that he is “too previous” to play Ken in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming “Barbie” film.

In an interview with Gosling for GQ’s summer time cowl story, reporter Zach Baron introduced up the net dialogue round Gosling’s age. “I might say, you realize, if individuals do not wish to play with my Ken, there are various different Kens to play with,” Gosling initially mentioned in response, referencing the numerous different actors within the “Barbie” film, like Simu Liu, who’re enjoying alternate variations of the Ken doll.

Later within the interview, Gosling returned to the subject and joked about how ridiculous it was that folks out of the blue cared about Ken in any respect.

“Such as you ever thought of Ken earlier than this?” mentioned Gosling of his character, whose job and just about whole persona is simply “seaside.”

Ryan Gosling as Ken and Margot Robbie as Barbie in "Barbie."

Gosling as Ken and Margot Robbie as Barbie in “Barbie.”

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“And everybody was effective with that, for him to have a job that’s nothing. However out of the blue, it is like, ‘No, we have cared about Ken this complete time.’ No, you did not. You by no means did,” Gosling continued. “Barbie by no means fucked with Ken. That is the purpose. If you happen to ever actually cared about Ken, you’ll know that no person cared about Ken.” 

Gosling went on to joke that Ken’s critics had been being “uncovered” and Ken’s story “should be instructed.”

The GQ story instantly referenced an article by the New York Put up concerning the age criticism, titled “Gen Z ‘Barbie’ followers slammed for calling Ryan Gosling too ‘previous’ to play Ken.”

The New York Put up story cited a tweet calling Gosling “too previous and dry” to play the doll and TikTok feedback that referred to Gosling’s character as “Grandpa Ken.” 

Gosling had supporters, although. “Gen Z saying Ryan Gosling is just too previous to be Ken and calling him ugly ?? have y’all misplaced your minds,” one Twitter consumer wrote. 

“i genuinely do not suppose ryan gosling is ugly in any respect and that is why all this discourse is making me mad. like he is kinda previous wanting, however ugly he’s NOT. you guys are LYING,” one other Twitter consumer wrote. 

“I care about this dude now. I am like his consultant. ‘Ken could not present as much as obtain this award, so I am right here to simply accept it for him,’” Gosling joked about defending himself and his character.

For the reason that full “Barbie” trailer was launched in Might, we now know Barbie will depart the idyllic “Barbie Land” of the movie and go to the actual world to ponder questions on loss of life, sexuality, and growing older. Ken will likely be alongside for the experience, however to this point all Gosling will reveal about Ken is that he likes the seaside.

“Barbie” will likely be in theaters July 21. 


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