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“Your hypocrisy is exposed”: Barbie Star Ryan Gosling Blasts Trolls Suddenly Coming Out of the Woodwork To Hate on His ‘Ken’ Portrayal

"Your hypocrisy is exposed": Barbie Star Ryan Gosling Blasts Trolls Suddenly Coming Out of the Woodwork To Hate on His 'Ken' Portrayal

Ryan Gosling was on a hiatus. Over the past few years, The Notebook star had not picked up a substantial number of roles. He started restricting himself to studio movies, a move which helped him make movies “he felt connected with”. Soon he would go on a break of four years. But all that is a story of the past. Gosling is back, and in an avatar that no one would have envisioned him in, essaying the role of Ken in the upcoming film, Barbie. Yet it can’t be said that everyone was satisfied with his casting in the role.


Ain’t he too old?

Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie
Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie

Following the announcement that Ryan Gosling was set to portray Ken in the upcoming Greta Gerwig film, a lot of people have been left curious about the studio’s decision to cast him as the male protagonist opposite Margot Robbie.

What is the sore point for his trolls? His age. The Drive star’s detractors contend that a person as old as him might not be the right fit for the role. Ken is supposed to be young, a man who is in the spring of his youth. Not a 42-year-old who has already had two kids.

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Ryan Gosling knows what Ken is all about

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Barbie
Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Barbie

The point has been at the back of people’s minds ever since the announcement was first made. The release of its theatrical trailer on 25th May 2023 served as a reminder of the age factor, resulting in renewed criticism being directed his way.

However, the Blue Valentine star is not one to be bogged down by these criticisms. He knows that there is more to Ken than just his age. Director Greta Gerwig, when she was writing the plot had made up her mind to give an important role to Ken. She envisions Barbie as a movie that strikes a delicate balance between funny and saddening. And in her eyes, Ken is the saddest and funniest of them all.

Also Read: “Lot of people who aren’t fans of Barbie”: Margot Robbie Makes Controversial Remark on $100M Movie Less Than 2 Months Before Release


Ryan Gosling blasts trolls

Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives
Ryan Gosling

The La La Land star knows what the Little Women director has in mind for the doll whose profession for 60 years has been ‘beach’, and has the potential to do justice to the role. As for his trolls, he took the chance to show them the mirror. He said,

“Like you ever thought about Ken before this? If you ever really cared about Ken, you would know nobody cared about Ken. So your hypocrisy is exposed. This is why his story must be told.”

No wonder he is the right fit for the role.

Barbie comes out on 21 July 2023.


Also Read: “Barbie never f—ked with Ken”: Ryan Gosling Defends Being Too Old for ‘Barbie’ After Criticisms of 10 Year Age Gap With Margot Robbie

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Written by Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Fandom Wire specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature research scholar from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.