Gosling fans, movie fans and casual Twitter users are facing a deep reaction to the image of the Canadian actor, who stars opposite Barbie Margot Robbie. It’s the first official image of Gosling as an arcade celebrity.
Based on the photo, Gosling transformed into the quintessential Kane: His skin is tinted orange, and he flaunts eight-packs of abs and bleached blonde hair. His underpants are inexplicably embossed with his name, and he’s wearing a shirtless sleeveless denim jacket against a pink Pepto-Bismol backdrop. His Kane is a Malibu boy through and through.
But in terms of plot, the photo is all we have to go on (plus a photo of Ruby posing in person with a pink convertible). Will Barbie get tired of Ken’s shirtless ways? Will Kane prove to sweetheart Barb that there is more to it than just a ridiculous amount of abs? Or will Ken plot against Barbie and become the villain in her story?
Fans will have to wait until July 21, 2023, when the movie comes out, to find out what Barbie, Ken and Will Ferrell are up to.
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