In the midst of anticipatory chatter about the upcoming Barbie movie, Tom Felton, best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, has shared a hilarious take on his lack of involvement in the film. The actor used humor to express his bemusement over not being cast as Ken, Barbie's perennial love interest, played by Ryan Gosling in the comedy.
Fans of the series are on the edge of their seats, eager to see Margot Robbie don the pink stilettos and embody the iconic Barbie doll. Amid this excitement, Felton, now 35, posted an amusing meme on his Instagram account on July 19th, comparing his renowned Harry Potter character to Ken.
Felton's Frustration Over Ken Role
The side-by-side meme featured a stern-faced Draco and a similarly scowling Ken, both sporting matching platinum blond hairstyles. Felton quipped in the caption, "Kind of pissed I never got a callback," humorously indicating his disappointment at not being considered for the part of Ken.
Adding a punny hashtag to the post, "#sLYTHERKeN," he continued to show his good-natured frustration. This humorous comparison sparked an interesting debate among the actor's followers. The question arose: if placed in the Barbie universe, who would Draco Malfoy be? "You're Harry's Ken," one fan posited, while another disputed, "Draco is not Ken, he is Barbie." Interestingly, this isn't the first time the Ken character has been a topic of playful controversy recently.
Gosling, who plays Ken in the film, previously spoke to E! News about the jealousy his Ken might feel towards his character from The Notebook, Noah Calhoun. "He had a house" Gosling noted, implying Ken's lack of residential independence.
He added that Ken might also be envious of Noah's ability to grow facial hair, a trait absent in the plastic figure. Nevertheless, Margot Robbie (Barbie) believed Ken would appreciate Noah's tenacity. The Barbie movie, directed by Greta Gerwig, boasts a star-studded cast including America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Dua Lipa, Hari Nef, Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, John Cena, Michael Cera, and Will Ferrell.
Reflecting on his role, Gosling amusingly said, "I Ken'd as hard as I could." It seems Felton, though playfully disgruntled, is looking forward to seeing Gosling's performance as Ken in the Barbie movie.