When the first photos of Ryan Gosling as a shirtless Ken doll in the next Greta Gerwig film Barbie the film fell, the internet naturally went wild.
Ryan Gosling’s reaction to The show tonight? Shock and mock indignation.
“I was surprised that some people were clutching their pearls about my Ken, like they’d already thought about Ken for a while. second before that,” Gosling says in the clip above, feigning anger. “They never played with Ken… He’s a prop, and not even one of the coolest.”
Gosling went on to say that after Greta Gerwig asked him to play the role, he walked out to think about it — only for the universe to give him a clear sign.
“I’m going out in the back yard, and you know where I found Ken, Jimmy? Face down next to a smashed lemon,” Gosling says.
“I texted it to Greta and said, ‘I’ll be your Ken. For his story must be told.’”