Ryan Gosling Broke his Silence on Playing Ken: Reacts to the Trolls and Criticism

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Ryan Gosling Broke his Silence
Ryan Gosling as Ken in his upcoming movie Barbie (Credits: Pinkvilla)

The Hollywood upcoming movie Barbie has been trending worldwide. The movie includes Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Dua Lipa, Emma Mackey, and other incredible casts. But viewers seem like they still need to be convincing for Ryan Gosling playing the character of Ken. Now, Ryan is facing criticism about his role, and netizens are not calming down.

They started the hashtag #NotMyKen, which is trending on social media. Finally, Ryan Gosling broke his silence and reacted to the troll and criticism. What is the criticism faced by Ryan Gosling? How did he respond to it?

Ryan Gosling, 42 years old Canadian Hollywood actor, played many challenging characters in his movies. Even he was praised by fans, viewers, and critics for his acting. But now viewers think Ryan is too old to play the character Ken.

Notebook actor gave an interview to GQ Magazine. He responded that if people don’t want him to play with his Ken, then there are many other Ken to play with. He also slammed people who were trolling him for his age and said people before never cared about Barbie’s counterpart.

He further added that all of this criticism is funny and also said people never cared about Ken before he was cast. It is just kind of clutching their pearls idea of, like trolls and hashtags. Also, they had never thought about Ken before.

Also Read: Ryan Gosling Will Play Ken In Barbie Movie With Margot Robbie

Ryan Gosling as Ken (Credits: Allure)
Ryan Gosling as Ken (Credits: Allure)

What did Ryan Gosling say to all the Criticism?

As you know, The Gray Man faced my trolls and hatred for playing as Ken. Who is Ken? Why are netizens disapproving of this role? Well, Ryan has given a diplomatic response to all the trolls. Ken is just a male character in Barbie’s world. In the Trailer, Ryan plays a most adventurous character. Ken is perceived as shallow, mainly existing inside Barbie’s world with less development and depth.

Also, Ryan expressed that he is certainly no major expert on Barbie. There was a lot that he could tell us about the doll that he had picked up through simple cultural osmosis. But this is applied to the character role of Ken. Then he added that in the movie, Ken is just Barbie’s boyfriend and nothing more. Ryan continued that Barbie was a prominent character in pop culture for decades.

 It has appeared even without Ken many times. This fact never upset anybody or significant concerns among viewers. However, there are many versions of Kens in the movie. If viewers have objections to Ryan’s Ken, then there are others who might they accept. He called it all people’s hypocrisy, and this is the reason Ken’s side story should be shown. This is how La La Land actor responds to all the critics.

When the production team announced, Ryan was announced as Ken started to receive backlash on social media. And one netizen wrote that Ryan Gosling is old to play Ken. The user apologizes for saying his (Ryan’s) wrinkles are taking them out of the experience. And others wrote that Gosling is ugly to play Ken; makers could have gone with Henry Cavil or Chris Evans.

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie at Barbie Cinema Con (Credits: CNN)
Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie at Barbie Cinema Con (Credits: CNN)

If we talk about the movie, the Upcoming film Barbie features Margot Robbie, and Ryan Gosling, along with star studs. The Barbie dolls come in different variations. Even the movie had a different version of Ken and Barbie. Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey, Issa Rae, Sharon Rooney, Ana Cruz Kayne, Dua Lipa, Hari Nef, Ritu Arya, and Alexandra Shipp played different variations of Barbie. Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Ncuti Gatwa, and Scott Evans played Ken’s roles. In addition, John Cena played as a Merman Ken.

Overall, we can expect Ryan as Ken in Barbie and the versatile actor will win hearts with his character. We wish that he ends the trolls with his screen presence with the amazing acting skills. Barbie is the most anticipated upcoming American comedy-fantasy movie of the year. It is directed by Greta Gerwig, and Noah Baumbach is the co-writer of the film. It has already dropped its Trailer and is all set to hit the theatre on July 2023.

Also Read: Where Is Barbie Filmed? All Filming Locations Revealed!

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