Barbie: First Look of Ryan Gosling as Ken, Barbie’s Iconic Beau

Ryan Gosling as a Real-Life Ken Doll

Margot Robbie stars in the Greta Gerwig-directed movie.


The below first-look photo of Ryan Gosling as Ken, Barbie’s iconic beau in the live-action Barbie, looks intriguing, to say the least.


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Barbie represents the first time the toy has been rendered as a live-action movie.

Previously, the project released photo of star Margot Robbie as Barbie.

MARGOT ROBBIE as Barbie in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BARBIE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release

The film is directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird, Little Women)

It boasts a sprawling supporting cast that includes America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Ariana Greenblatt, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Rhea Perlman and Will Ferrell.

The film has been in development for eight years and underwent many changes, with Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway circling the role during the script’s previous iterations. While on the directing front, Alethea Jones and Patty Jenkins were reportedly in the mix along the way.

The Warner film hopes to subvert expectations.

“We like the things that feel a little left of center,” Robbie, the two-time Oscar nominee said. “Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of, ‘Oh, Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is,’ but our goal is to be like, ‘Whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different — the thing you didn’t know you wanted.’ … Can we truly honor the IP and the fan base and also surprise people? Because if we can do all that and provoke a thoughtful conversation, then we’re really firing on all cylinders.”

Barbie hits theaters next summer, July 21, 2023.