Gosling was a bit of baffled by the damaging response when information of him becoming a member of the already buzzed-about “Barbie” mission first dropped. The actor advised GQ:
“It’s humorous, this type of clutching-your-pearls thought of, like, #notmyken. Such as you ever considered Ken earlier than this? […] However immediately, it is like, ‘No, we have cared about Ken this complete time.’ No, you did not. You by no means did. You by no means cared. Barbie by no means f***ed with Ken. That is the purpose. Should you ever actually cared about Ken, you’ll know that no person cared about Ken. So your hypocrisy is uncovered. For this reason his story have to be advised.”
For anybody nonetheless against Gosling’s Ken, he has the right antidote. “I might say, you already know, if individuals do not wish to play with my Ken, there are a lot of different Kens to play with,” the actor added, and he wasn’t joking. The movie boasts a variety of different Kens competing for Barbie’s affection, together with Simu Liu of “Shang-Chi” and Ncuti Gatwa from “Intercourse Training” as Nation Ken.
Even nonetheless, Gosling finds himself oddly defensive of his personal stereotypical Ken after immersing himself within the half for thus lengthy. “I care about this dude now,” he admitted. “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.’ ”