Ryan Gosling is one of Hollywood’s most handsome actors, there’s no doubt about it. But now he’s embracing his inner Barbie Girl in a new image for Greta Gerwig’s movie about everyone’s favorite power couple, Barbie and Ken.
The film will also star Margot Robbie as the titular doll, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon and Will Ferrell.
Plot details are under wraps but Margot Robbie advises fans to expect the unexpected. ‘Our goal is to be like, whatever you’re thinking, we’re going to give you something totally different,’ she says The Hollywood Reporter, ‘the thing you didn’t know you wanted.’
Since the first look at Gosling as Ken was shared online, the internet has melted like a plastic doll on a summer’s day. And it has delivered some of the finest takes since memes began, with Freddie Prinze Jr. callbacks, boyband tributes, and comedian Conan O’Brien willing to ‘bump smooth mounds’ with Ken.
Here are the internet’s most doll-lightful reactions to the first-look image of Gosling’s Ken.
1. The Freddie Prinze Jr. memes
2. Ken-doll Roy, anyone?
3. Relationship goals
4. The niche LA architecture tweets
5. The Conan O’Brien nightmare fuel
6. The real-life relationship goals
Barbie will be in cinemas July 21, 2023.