Audiences continue to fall more in love with Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of Ken in Barbie. Gosling will star alongside Margot Robbie and a star-studded cast in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film, which is centered on Mattel’s iconic line of dolls. Gosling’s bright-eyed Ken is one of the Barbie movie’s many takes on the doll, with Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and John Cena all set to portray other variations of the character.
Following Barbie‘s newly-released main trailer, many have taken to social media to share their thoughts, with Gosling’s Ken once more becoming a standout character. Between his relationship with Robbie’s Barbie and oddly cheerful mugshot, Gosling’s portrayal has earned further praise from audiences, with many celebrating the casting despite early skepticism. Check out some of the praise that Ken is receiving in the tweets below:
How Gosling’s Ken Quickly Became Barbie’s Most Beloved Character
With Gosling having earned acclaim for roles in more dramatic features in recent years, his casting as Ken in Barbie left many stunned upon announcement. However, support continued to grow as videos of Gosling and Robbie filming Barbie in costume emerged. The actor’s take on Ken only became more celebrated as official promotion got underway; trailers showcased more of Ken’s naive, sometimes absent-minded but good-hearted nature, making him one of the film’s most anticipated characters.
Despite Ken seemingly being a good-hearted companion to Barbie in her journey into the real world, Gosling has teased that Ken has a somber side of his own. Ken is currently going through a rough time in his life at the start of the film despite his cheery nature, alongside an intense rivalry with Liu’s Ken, as shown in the first Barbie trailer. With Gosling contributing to Barbie‘s soundtrack with his own song, it is clear that Ken will have his own emotional journey of discovery and play a significant role in the narrative.
Gosling’s Ken continues to be a highlight of Barbie‘s marketing, and the latest trailer has only created further anticipation for his performance in Gerwig’s film. While audiences were already excited to see Gosling’s portrayal, the newest trailer’s footage of Ken in the real world has left people excited to see more of his time among everyday people. Even with Barbie featuring an all-star cast, it is clear that Gosling’s Ken is the one who has stolen hearts across the internet.
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