Recently, Ryan Gosling has spoken out again about his role as Ken in the live-action version of ‘Barbie’, defending his image and expressing his surprise at the displeasure of some fans.
First of all, some fans think that casting him as Ken is not in line with his previous roles (too much contrast). Ken should be portrayed as a sunny boy in his 20s, not as a 41-year-old man.
In addition, Barbie’s character Robbie is also 32 years old, and the nearly 10-year age gap between the two of them has also sparked some controversy.
In response to the criticism and controversy, Gosling said he was surprised that “some people were conservative about my role, as if they had carefully considered the role before.”
“They never hung out with Ken, he was only a sidekick, a supporting character, and not even a cool person.” For him, Ken was just a tool used to enhance and enrich Barbie’s story.