Ryan Gosling is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s most popular actors. His roles in films like Drive and La La Land will live on in the hearts of fans forever. Ryan is back for another role for his fans, and he is just as enthusiastic as they are.
Gosling was just as delighted as large swaths of the internet when he was shown what he will look like as Ken in Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Barbie” movie. At the premiere of his latest action film, “The Gray Man,” he told Variety‘s Marc Malkin, “Finally.” He is obviously happy about playing the famous plastic miniature hunk.
“Finally, it’s happening. This has been coming my whole life.”
When Gosling’s bare-chested beach blonde design, complete with a spray tan and personalized underwear, emerged online in June, it caused quite a stir. Greta Gerwig co-wrote and directed the film. It stars Gosling and Margot Robbie, who plays the film’s flagship Mattel icon.
Aside from Robbie and Gosling, the supporting cast includes America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, and Michael Cera. With so many prominent personalities in the spotlight, Gosling joked that his aim for the production was a matter of on-screen representation.
“I felt like I was seeing myself. I felt seen. I think a lot of Kens will feel seen when they see this. Gotta do it for the Kens. Nobody plays with the Kens.”
Gosling also spoke about his experience working on “The Gray Man,” his upcoming Netflix action film. It has the actor amassing a large body count, leaping from buildings, and fighting with a mustachioed Chris Evans. Gosling revealed that he enjoyed portraying a super spy who is over it in the Russo brothers’ directed film.
“It’s like he doesn’t even want to be in this movie. He just wants to be home watching Netflix like everyone else. He doesn’t want to be a spy and he has to be.”
Regarding a possible sequel, Gosling indicated that the film’s response will influence future possibilities, but that he wants to see his character leave the spy game forever. “I want to see him get home. I’d like to see how it ends for him,” Gosling said.
“The Gray Man” will begin a limited theatrical run on Friday, followed by a Netflix debut on July 22. “Barbie” will be released in theatres on July 21, 2023. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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