'Many extraordinary looks': Greta Gerwig reveals Ryan Gosling’s Ken set to have 'a lot' of costumes in 'Barbie'

Greta Gerwig revealed the ensemble denim-on-denim look of Ken is just 'one of many extraordinary looks'

'Many extraordinary looks': Greta Gerwig reveals Ryan Gosling’s Ken set to have 'a lot' of costumes in 'Barbie'
Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie starring as Ken and Barbie in the upcoming 'Barbie' movie by Greta Gerwig (IMDb and Emma McIntyre/WireImage)
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Does 'life is plastic, it's fantastic' ring a bell? Of course, it does. However, we are not talking about 'Barbie' but rather about her love interest Ken. Earlier this year, when the first looks at the upcoming 'Barbie' movie dropped in June showing off Ryan Gosling’s chiseled six-pack, orange spray-tan, and platinum mop-top, the internet went berserk for the two-time Oscar nominee’s look as Ken. Everyone knows you can brush Barbie's hair, well that's what Aqua's lyrics told us but what about Ken?

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In a recent interview, Greta Gerwig revealed the ensemble denim-on-denim look of Ken is just “one of many extraordinary looks” fans can look forward to from the actor. However, Greta Gerwig's 'Barbie' movie, starring Margot Robbie as the iconic character has now officially wrapped filming. Stars from the upcoming film include Sharon Rooney, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, and Ana Cruz Kayne.

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Greta Gerwig attends a New York screening of
Greta Gerwig (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

On Saturday, Gerwig interacted with Variety, on the red carpet for the Academy’s Governors Awards speaking about the public’s fascination with Gosling’s costume. She said, “I’m thrilled that is how I felt and how Margot felt and I’m thrilled that everyone shares that feeling.” Gerwig further said, “I really, I couldn’t say, but it’s a lot - it’s a lot, it’s a lot,” regarding the question of how many different Ken looks were created for Gosling.

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However, as per Deadline Gosling spoke about Ken, a few months back. Ken’s lack of attention was discussed in the interview with Jimmy Fallon as well, where Gosling expressed his surprise over how some people reacted to his viral photo as Ken that, as Fallon put it, “broke the Internet.” “As though they ever thought about Ken for a second before this. They never thought about Ken…He’s an accessory and not even one of the cool ones.” Gosling added an “Underappreciated character, Ken…He was available. He stayed in the toy box.” Regardless, the Warner Bros movie is all set to release on July 21, 2023. 

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Ryan Gosling's look as Ken in the movie 'Barbie' (Warner Bros)
Ryan Gosling's look as Ken in the movie 'Barbie' (Warner Bros)

Gerwig garnered attention for directing multiple mumblecore movies like 'Ladybird' and 'Little Women'. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. For the former, she received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, and for the latter, she was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Gerwig was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2018.

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