Warner Bros released a pic of Ryan Gosling in Barbie and it became an instant meme

First Look at Ryan Gosling as a Real-Life Ken Doll For the ...
The Hollywood Reporter

Warner Bros has given a sneak peek of Ryan Gosling, 41, as Ken Doll in the upcoming Barbie movie – and social media want more.

On Wednesday, the studio released a photo of the La La Land actor with bleach blonde locks, a spray tan and chiselled abs. Posing against an iconic Barbie-pink backdrop, the star followed in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake's and Britney Spears' famous (or infamous) double-denim attire in 2001. The look was complete with personalised 'Ken' underwear.

Gosling will star alongside Margot Robbie, who plays the world-famous doll, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Saoirse Ronan, and Will Ferrell.

People flocked to Twitter to express their excitement, with one saying: "Ryan Gosling is practically perfect as Ken in Barbie."

"Damn Ryan, you nailed it," one fan wrote, while another joked: "Why did I think this was a Love Island promo."

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Social media couldn't resist sharing their takes online:

Others turned their attention to the star's age, with one saying: "Extremely moved that ‘Ken’ (Ryan Gosling) in the Barbie movie is 41 years old."

Meanwhile another added: “I love Ryan Gosling, but 40-year-old Ken is insane. I’m sorry."

“Ryan Gosling is 41 years old. He does not need to play Ken please,” said a third Twitter user.

Last month, the company revealed the live-action film will be released on July 21 next year.

Acclaimed actress and director Gerwig, 37, has co-written the script with her partner Noah Baumbach.

She was nominated for the best director and best original screenplay Oscars for 2017 coming-of-age drama Lady Bird, and scored a nod for best adapted screenplay with 2019’s Little Women.

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