Ryan Gosling ready to talk about “Barbie” – and finally revealed why he agreed to the role of Ken.
The actor made a splash when Warner Bros. released first image of him as bleached blond Ken in June. While many were intrigued by the live action Greta Gerwig“Barbie”, others were puzzled by what attracted Gosling to this project.
The actor finally broke his silence on The Tonight Show on July 21st.. Gosling, who will play Ken opposite Margot RobbieBarbie joked that he accepted the role out of pity – and because even plastic jocks like Ken deserve an introduction.
“I was surprised how, you know, some people clung to my Ken like they’d ever thought of Ken a second before,” Gosling told host Jimmy Fallon. “They never played with Ken. Nobody plays with Ken, man.
“He’s an accessory, and not even one of the cool ones,” he added.
Gosling did say that the script, written by Gerwig and her writing/directing partner Noah Baumbach, was “the best script I’ve ever read”. Gosling, who shares two daughters with actress Eva Mendes, still needed time to consider the role, but found the answer outside.
“I went out to the backyard, and do you know where I found Ken, Jimmy?” Gosling said. “A face covered in dirt next to a crushed lemon.”
Gosling sent Gerwig a photo of the discarded doll to confirm that he was ready to properly honor Ken’s memory.
“I’ll be your Ken,” he wrote. “For his story must be told.”
Gosling has since brashly attempted to single-handedly usher in the Kenissans. In a clip posted to Good Morning America on Twitter on July 21.he caused raucous laughter throughout the studio by declaring that a certain “Canergy” was required in order to replace the doll’s shoes.
“It’s tough,” Gosling said. “Many people don’t know this, but George Lucas created The Force based on Kenerji. It has always been there. I can’t even really get into it. We have no time. Being Ken is a lot, but we need to talk about Ken at some point.”