Barbie, Greta Gerwig on Ken’s looks: "They will be many and extraordinary"

Barbie director Greta Gerwig teases new details on the looks of Ryan Gosling’s Ken, fueling fans’ expectations

Sculpted physique, platinum blond hair and orange tan: the two-time Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling as Ken, the sculptural boyfriend of Barbie in the homonymous film by Greta Gerwig, is the most glossy one can expect. In the first images leaked in June we saw him with custom briefs on a look total denim, but the director ensures that “there’s a lot the fans haven’t seen yet”.

On the red carpet of the Academy’s Governors Awards, Greta Gerwig spoke to Variety about how fans went into raptures for Ryan Gosling’s outfit, stating: “I’m thrilled. It’s what I felt and what Margot Robbir felt and I’m thrilled that everyone shares this sentiment.”

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In addition to the official images of the production, behind-the-scenes scenes depicting Gosling and his co-star Margot Robbie in tye-dye spandex suits and neon-colored fluorescent accessories have been circulating on the web for a while. So how many looks should we expect for Ken and Barbie? The director continues to intrigue us by stating: “Really, I can’t tell, but there are many – they are just so many”.

We just have to wait for July 21, 2023 when Barbie will finally be released at the cinema, to see the first live-action of Mattel’s most famous doll, directed by Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird) and co-written with partner Noah Baumbach. In addition to Gosling and Robbie, the comedy will feature an all-star cast of comedians that includes Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera and Issa Rae.

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