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Ryan Gosling finds criticism of his ‘Ken’ casting ‘funny’

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling recently responded to the criticisms about his casting as Ken in the upcoming and highly-anticipated movie “Barbie.”

Even before “Barbie,” Gosling had already made a mark in a number of popular movies such “La La Land,” “Drive,” “The Ides of March,” and the classic romantic 2004 movie “The Notebook.”

Ryan Gosling as Ken

After the release of the movie’s trailer, many fans online discussed if the actor is actually too old or grown up to play the character of Ken.

Directed by Greta Gerwig, “Barbie” stars Gosling alongside Margot Robbie, Ariana Greenblatt, Nicola Coughlan, John Cena, Will Ferrell, and many more.

“I would say, you know if people don’t want to play with my Ken, there are many other Kens to play with,” Gosling told the GQ Magazine about the issue.

The actor said that it is funny and added, “this kind of clutching-your-pearls idea of, like, #notmyken. Like you ever thought about Ken before this?”

Gosling said that it is hypocrisy for people to care for the character of Ken when nobody actually did. He added that it is the reason why the character’s story must be put out there.

“And everyone was fine with that, for him to have a job that is nothing. 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,” Gosling said.

“This is why his story must be told,” he added.

The actor said that he cares about the character now and that he is like representing him.

“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,’” he said.

The movie recently released its soundtrack, which the K-pop group FIFTY FIFTY is a part of.

“Barbie” is set to hit theaters in the United States on July 21 and July 19 in the Philippines.


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