In fact, Ryan Gosling is so thrilled to be playing everyone’s favourite plastic boyfriend, Ken, in the eagerly awaited “Barbie” movie that he has even created the phrase “Ken-ergy.”
The Canadian actor inserted multiple Ken portmanteaux into a conversation that was supposed to centre around his new action movie for Netflix, “The Gray Man,” in a fever dream of an interview. But “Entertainment Tonight” was unable to hold a down Ken.
In “The Gray Man,” Chris Evans’ character refers to Ryan Gosling’s character as a “Ken doll” in a meta-joke about his future portrayal of Barbie’s bleach-blonde partner. But according to Gosling, being referred to as a “Ken doll” is “not at all an insult,” rather it’s a sign that Evans’ character noticed something special about him.
He stated to “ET” in the first of several Ken puns, “I have that Ken-ergy that he could feel, obviously.” “I still feel like the Ken-ergy is alive,” the speaker said.
You have a Ken in your life, and you know that Ken has Ken-ergy, he simply reiterated when interviewer Lauren Zima pressed him to explain what exactly Ken-ergy is.
Even while Gosling was answering inquiries about his newest Netflix movie, he managed to bring everything back to Ken by constructing a nuanced picture of a doll with a tortured soul and a remarkably giving partner.
“That Ken life is even harder than the ‘Gray Man’ life, I think,” he said. “Ken’s got no money, he’s got no job, he’s got no car, he’s got no house. He’s going through some stuff.”
Gosling acted coy when questioned about the specifics of “Barbie’s” plot and started to conflate our reality with that of the movie.
“Whatever Barbie says is exactly right,” he said. “It’s not what you think it is, unless it is. And then you know what it is, but I don’t think that’s what you think it is. Wait, what are we talking about?”
He stated that if he revealed more, Mattel would show up and “box [him] up.” After playing plastic for so long, Gosling appears to have lost his mind.