Ryan Gosling Tells Off Barbie Critics: He’s Too Old to Play Ken

Ryan Gosling is telling off his “Barbie” critics who declare he’s too previous to play Ken. Some youthful “Barbie” followers have stormed social media after every photograph and trailer drop for the film to decry the casting of 42-year-old Gosling as Ken. A social media debate over Gosling’s age has even damaged out amongst completely different generations of Barbie followers, as summarized earlier this yr by The New York Post (in a narrative aptly titled “Gen Z ‘Barbie’ Fans Slammed for Calling Ryan Gosling Too ‘Old’ to Play Ken”).

What does Gosling consider the age criticism being lobbied in opposition to him? “I would say, you know, if people don’t want to play with my Ken, there are many other Kens to play with,” he just lately instructed GQ journal for a canopy story.

“It is funny,” he added, “this kind of clutching-your-pearls idea of, like, #notmyken. Like you ever thought about Ken before this?”

Gosling famous that Ken’s whole existence has been to simply benefit from the seashore and probably not exist for any sake aside from to be Barbie’s man.

“And everyone was fine with that, for him to have a job that is nothing,” Gosling mentioned. “But suddenly, it’s like, ‘No, we’ve cared about Ken this whole time.’ No, you didn’t. You never did. You never cared. Barbie never fucked with Ken. That’s the point. If you ever really cared about Ken, you would know that nobody cared about Ken. So your hypocrisy is exposed. This is why his story must be told.”

GQ famous that Gosling caught himself laughing whereas sounding off on his “Barbie” critics. The actor added, “I care about this dude now. I’m like his representative. ‘Ken couldn’t show up to receive this award, so I’m here to accept it for him.’ ”

Directed by Greta Gerwig, “Barbie” groups up Gosling’s Ken with Barbie’s eponymous doll as they depart the toy world and enter the true world for functions that Warner Bros. and the forged have but to disclose. Gosling isn’t the one Ken actor within the movie, as Simu Liu, Scott Evans, John Cena, Ncuti Gatwa and Kingsley Ben-Adir additionally seem as completely different iterations of the doll.

“Barbie” opens in theaters July 21.

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