Ryan Gosling is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood. There are many movies in which Gosling acted and left a big mark. One of the most interesting roles is certainly the role of Ken in the movie Barbie. After many people found out that Gosling will portray Ken in the movie, criticism immediately followed through social media.
Some believe that Gosling is too old for the role of Ken. In a recent interview, Gosling had an interesting response to criticism about his 'age' “I would say, you know, if people don’t want to play with my Ken, there are many other Kens to play with,”- he said, as quoted by variety.com Gosling believes that too much noise has been created without any valid basis.
Namely, Gosling emphasized that no one before this movie was so interested in Ken. “It is funny, this kind of clutching-your-pearls idea of, like, #notmyken. Like you ever thought about Ken before this?”
Ryan Gosling: You never cared
Gosling was even more "fierce" afterwards when he explained the senselessness of the reactions of many.
Gosling believes that most people didn't even know who Ken was or what his role was. However, now everyone has their own comment, and it seems like they've been interested in Ken all these years. “And everyone was fine with that, for him to have a job that is nothing,” Gosling said.
“But suddenly, it’s like, ‘No, we’ve cared about Ken this whole time.’ No, you didn’t. You never did. You never cared. Barbie never fu**ed with Ken. That’s the point. If you ever really cared about Ken, you would know that nobody cared about Ken.
So your hypocrisy is exposed. This is why his story must be told”. Gosling then joked and said that he is now the person representing Ken. “I care about this dude now. I’m like his representative. ‘Ken couldn’t show up to receive this award, so I’m here to accept it for him.’ ”
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