Barbie fans approve Ryan Gosling’s first look as Ken

Ryan Gosling is blond, tanned, and toned in his first-look photo as Ken

Ryan Gosling as Ken in the live-action Barbie movie

Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled Ryan Gosling’s first photo as Ken in the upcoming Barbie movie.

Ryan Gosling as Ken

Released on Wednesday, the now-viral photo shows Gosling leaning on a bright pink pillar as he flashes his charming smile to the camera. The Canadian actor is wearing an unbuttoned, sleeveless denim jacket, giving fans an ample view of his toned upper body and tanned skin. He’s also rocking a platinum blond hairdo, which makes him even more fitting for the role.

Fan reactions to Ryan Gosling’s Ken

Fans’ feedback to Gosling’s first look as Ken is generally positive. In fact, several people on Twitter were convinced that Gosling is visually perfect for the role after seeing the photo.


Some fans, meanwhile, couldn’t help but make fun of Gosling look as Ken. A number of Twitter users commented that he looks like he’s about to drop the coolest summer album, while others pointed out the resemblance of Gosling’s Ken to professional wrestler Orange Cassidy and to Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Fred in Scooby Doo.

What will the Barbie movie be about?

Plot details for the live-action Barbie movie are being kept under wraps, but since it is directed and co-written by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), fans can expect an unusual take on the story of the popular doll character. Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story) co-wrote the movie with Gerwig.

Who will star in the Barbie movie?

Margot Robbie as Barbie
Ryan Gosling will star alongside Margot Robbie in the Barbie movie

In addition to Gosling playing Ken, the Barbie movie will also star Margot Robbie as the titular character. Joining the pair are America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Ariana Greenblatt, Alexandra Shipp, and Emma Mackey, among many others.

When will the Barbie movie come out?

The Barbie movie will open in theaters on July 21st, 2023.

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