Ryan Gosling has morphed into Ken for the live-action Barbie movie — with his name on his undies to prove it.
The first look of the actor as the muscular mate of the most famous toy in the world was released on social media by Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday. “#BARBIE July 21, 2023 Only in theaters” was the caption.
But the caption didn’t matter — as the photo is really everything. The Notebook star has apparently gone all in for the role with platinum-blond hair, a spray tan and of course ripped abs and arms. He posed leaning up against what looks like the frame of Barbie’s dream house wearing a denim-on-denim ensemble featuring an ab-exposing, unbuttoned and sleeveless vest with the band of his monogrammed white underwear showing above his pant line.
Gosling’s expression — a slight smile with mouth seemingly shaded with Barbie’s favorite lip color — shows he’s thrown himself into the role, and clearly having fun bringing the plastic icon to life.
The film is being directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird) with a screenplay co-written with her partner, Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale). Margot Robbie plays Barbie herself — and the first glimpse of her in the role was shared in April as she posed in a pink convertible.ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!