We Just Got A First Look Of Ryan Gosling As Ken In “Barbie” And This Is Peak Perfect Casting OMG

It’s now a Ken world and we’re just living in it.

After his long-awaited return to the big screen since 2018, the internet was blessed with a first look at Ryan Gosling as a live-action version of the famous doll, Ken, which he’ll be portraying in the new Barbie movie set to release July 21, 2023.

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Playing opposite Margot Robbie, people were unsurprisingly on board with the idea of Gosling playing the role of Barbie’s hunky boyfriend, especially because the actors themselves look like real-life versions of the dolls.

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However, I think I can speak for the masses when I say NONE of us were prepared for how phenomenal he would look as Ken. I mean, JUST LOOK AT HIM!

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Tell me you can’t picture this gorgeous duo cruising down a highway next to a beach in a hot pink convertible. If you say you can’t, you’re absolutely lying to yourself, I’m so sorry about it.

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But don’t just take my word for it! Here are some of the best reactions to seeing Ryan’s new look:

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I have no idea how long it took to convince Ryan Gosling to be in the Barbie movie, but I hope it was basically seconds with him smashing up furniture and screaming “IT’S ALL BEEN BUILDING UP TO THIS!”.

04:28 PM – 15 Jun 2022

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Honestly, I think Nora Dominick said it best, LOL:


What do you think of Ryan’s Barbietastic transformation? Let me know in the comments.

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