Ryan Gosling's Hesitation Over Daughters Watching 'Barbie'

Ryan Gosling's Latest Insights on Parenting and Acting.

by Nouman Rasool
Ryan Gosling's Hesitation Over Daughters Watching 'Barbie'
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Ryan Gosling, renowned for his stellar performance as Ken in Greta Gerwig's 2023 blockbuster hit "Barbie," has recently disclosed that his daughters, 9-year-old Esmeralda and 7-year-old Amada, will not be viewing the film anytime soon.

Despite the global acclaim for his iconic role opposite Margot Robbie's Barbie, the 42-year-old Hollywood heartthrob remains hesitant to introduce his children to his on-screen character. Gosling candidly shared his reservations during an interview with E!

News at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. He admitted that his daughters had played a pivotal role in helping him prepare for the role but have not yet witnessed the final product. "I don't know if you should watch your father as Ken," he pondered.

"I don't know what age is a good age to see your father do that," he reflected, emphasizing that the film's content can be quite intense.

Family's Role in Role Choice

Interestingly, Gosling's daughters, whom he shares with his wife Eva Mendes, were the initial inspiration for him to take on the role due to their deep affection for the character.

While he is cautious about exposing them to his portrayal of the lovable himbo on the big screen, he did allow them to visit the set during production. He revealed, "They've seen little parts of it, and they came to the set one day when I did a big musical number." In a recent viral moment, Gosling's reaction to the film's track "I'm Just Ken," which he sang, winning the Best Song award at the Critics Choice Awards garnered significant attention.

The actor appeared both confused and slightly horrified at the unexpected win, capturing the hearts of fans worldwide. As Ryan Gosling continues to make headlines for his acting prowess and his protective stance as a parent, fans eagerly await the day when his daughters will finally get to see their father's remarkable performance as Ken in "Barbie." Until then, he remains dedicated to shielding them from the on-screen adventures of their dad, leaving fans to wonder about the perfect age for this cinematic introduction. Stay tuned for updates on this Hollywood family's evolving story.

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