Ryan Gosling is up for playing a ‘husky’ Ken if Barbie gets a sequel

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Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie

Ryan Gosling may have played Ken in the recent Barbie movie, but he's got some unique ideas for the character's future. In a recent interview with Variety, the charming actor expressed his desire to portray a different version of Ken in a potential sequel.

“Can it be a husky Ken? Can I play Husky Ken, like Sandwich Ken? Can I play that Ken next time?” Gosling playfully quipped, showcasing his signature wit and humor. While the cast is in the dark about any potential follow-up, Gosling's enthusiasm for exploring new dimensions of the iconic character is evident.

And Gosling isn't the only one speculating about the future of Barbie. America Ferrera, Gosling's co-star in the film, shared similar sentiments about the possibility of a sequel. While the cast has no inside information, Ferrera believes that the filmmakers, Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, didn't set out to create a franchise. Instead, they poured their hearts into the first film, giving it their all.

Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie

But who knows? As Ferrera suggests, there might be room for a Ken spinoff or even 20 years of Barbie movies! Only time will tell if our favorite dolls will continue their on-screen adventures.

The success of the Barbie movie, which grossed over $1.4 billion at the box office, is a testament to the incredible performances by the cast. Gosling, in particular, has received acclaim for his portrayal of Ken. Not only did he win the hearts of critics and fans alike, but he also made a splash on the music scene. His hit song “I'm Just Ken” earned him a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and a Grammy nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie

Interestingly, Gosling's musical talents were initially met with some hesitation. Director Greta Gerwig revealed that it took a bit of persuasion to get him to showcase his singing and dancing skills. But once he embraced it, Gosling proved to be a natural, wowing audiences with his beautiful voice and graceful moves.

While Gosling wasn’t sure if he truly embodied the spirit of Ken, he credited Robbie, 33, and Gerwing for helping him reach his full potential.

“Up until this point, I only knew Ken from afar. I didn’t know Ken from within,” he reflected at CinemaCon in April. “I doubted my Ken-ergy. I didn’t see it. But Margot and Greta conjured this out of me.”

Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie

Despite the film’s overall success and domination of pop culture, Gerwig also isn’t in a rush to create a sequel.

“At this moment, it’s all I’ve got,” she explained in a July interview with The New York Times. “I feel like that at the end of every movie, like I’ll never have another idea and everything I’ve ever wanted to do, I did. I wouldn’t want to squash anybody else’s dream but for me, at this moment, I’m at totally zero.”

Who knows what the future holds for Ken and Barbie? One thing's for sure – it's bound to be entertaining!


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