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Ryan Gosling Jokes He Has a 'Ken-ergy That You Can Feel' Ahead of Barbie Movie: 'Proud of That'

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Ryan Gosling is proudly rocking the neon.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight surrounding this week's release of his new Netflix film The Gray Man, the 41-year-old actor also teased his role as Barbie's main squeeze in Greta Gerwig's upcoming live-action Barbie movie alongside Margot Robbie.

Gosling told the outlet that he doesn't consider it "an insult at all!" that his Gray Man costar Chris Evans' character refers to Gosling's character in the Netflix action-thriller as a "Ken doll."

"I'm proud of that," Gosling said, joking, "I have that Ken-ergy that you can feel, obviously."

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Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling rollerskate through Venice Beach while filming 'Barbie' in Los Angeles
Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling rollerskate through Venice Beach while filming 'Barbie' in Los Angeles

SplashNews.com Ryan Gosling as Ken filming Barbie (2023)

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Of photos that have been released from the Barbie set thus far — namely, ones showing him and Robbie, 32, rocking bright neon while rollerblading in Venice Beach, California — Gosling teased, "That's nothing."

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"I can't wait for people to see the film," he added to ET. "That's all I can say, otherwise Mattel will come in and box me up."

Ryan Gosling as Ken in the Barbie movie
Ryan Gosling as Ken in the Barbie movie

Warner Bros. Pictures Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie (2023)

Last month, Warner Bros. Pictures shared a first-look photo of Gosling in character as Ken, sporting platinum locks (and a killer six-pack!) as he posed in all light-wash denim, including an open vest and matching jeans, in front of a hot-pink backdrop.

To top it all off, a pair of white boxers stitched with "KEN" could be seen peeking out from above his jeans' waistline.

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Gosling's longtime partner Eva Mendes appeared on The Talk in late June, sharing her reaction to seeing her beau as Ken for the first time.

"When he sent [the photo] to me from work, I was like, 'Can I please have that underwear? Please, I never ask for anything,' " recalled Mendes, 48, adding with a laugh, "So, anyway, I do have it. I'm wearing it right now."

"I feel like my man has started a real renaissance. Like a Ken-aissance. I see what's going on," she later joked.

Aside from Gosling and Robbie, Barbie also features Issa RaeWill FerrellKate McKinnonSimu LiuMichael Cera and America Ferrera among its extensive, star-studded cast.

Barbie opens in theaters July 21, 2023.