The first image of Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling as Ken in the upcoming Barbie movie has caused fans to go wild on Twitter, with fans dubbing his look ‘terrifying.’
While there’s no doubt that the star, 41, who is in a relationship with Eva Mendes, 48, is a handsome man – with roles in The Notebook and La La Land, his latest transformation hasn’t quite cut it with some.
With short white hair, orange tan and a double denim ensemble, fans questioned how stylists had managed to make the normally stunning looking man look ‘not hot.’
‘This is TERRIFYING… How did they manage to make Ryan Gosling not hot?’ Twitter has gone wild over hunk’s ‘horrendous’ transformation into Ken for new Barbie role
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They wrote: ‘Ryan Gosling as Ken is actually terrifying. Why is he in that movie?’
‘That picture of Ryan Gosling for the Barbie movie is terrifying and I feel like not enough people saying how terrifying that picture of Ryan Gosling in the Barbie movie is.’
‘This is terrifying how did they mange to make Ryan Gosling not hot?’
‘Oh, my eyes. Why? Like seriously why? Where can I sign the Petition to get ‘THE’ Ryan Gosling from ‘Crazy, Stupid, love’ back?
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‘Ryan gosling is playing ken…. he looks horrendous……..’
‘Ken is supposed to be cute. He’s cute in the Barbie movies and the series.
‘Ryan Gosling is a natural handsome man, he didn’t need the orange skin and the exaggerated blond hair. Hopefully, this means his character had a huge ego and he’ll change.’
‘Margot Robbie looks gorgeous as Barbie. But Ryan Gosling as Ken…Ryan is a handsome man but this looks awful. Is he supposed to be silver-haired orange-skinned MAGA Grandpa Ken? What a horrid styling job! His hair looks gray, not blond!’
But one person who continued to swoon over Ryan is his partner of 10 years, Eva, who publicly shared her excitement for his upcoming live-action Barbie movie.
Love: But one person who continued to swoon over Ryan is his partner of 10 years, Eva, who publicly shared her excitement for his upcoming live-action Barbie movie (both pictured in March 2013)
‘That’s my Ken!’: In a caption alongside the snap, Eva gushed over her partner’s achievement as she revealed that she was ‘so excited’ for fans to see the much-anticipated Barbie movie
The stunning actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a first-look photograph of Ryan embodying the beloved Mattel Ken doll for the Warner Bros film.
In a caption alongside the snap, Eva gushed over her partner’s achievement as she revealed she was ‘so excited’ for fans to see the much-anticipated Barbie movie.
In a very rare public post about her beau, she penned: ‘So. F. Funny. So. F. Good. So F excited for you to see this…#Thatsmyken.’
Eva and Ryan rarely post about each other on social media as they mostly keep their romance private and under wraps.
Stunning: Margot Robbie has been praised for looking absolutely iconic behind the wheel of a pink classic Chevrolet Corvette in front of what looked like the Barbie Mansion
Double take: Ryan, 41, is the spitting image of the beloved Mattel doll (pictured right) but that doesn’t mean fans are impressed
The couple began dating in September 2011 after working together on the film The Place Beyond The Pines but were friends for a ‘long time’ before their romance.
And moreover, some fans were a huge fan of the look and hit back at claims he looked too old to take on the role.
They wrote: ‘I understand Ryan Gosling is 41, 10 years older than Margot Robbie, and a bit on the older side to play Ken, but he is an amazing actor and really handsome, and I bet he will help to bring a good comedic spirit to it all.’
Question… And who didn’t fall for Ryan during his role as Noah Calhoun in one of the best movies of all time, The Notebook?
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‘Uh uh uh yeah.~ Ryan Gosling is the only famous man that I find very handsome and always have. My favorite actor, too.’
‘On second thought? i love ryan gosling ken. he looks too handsome and too flawless that he ends up looking inhuman. he’s like a living doll. it’s perfect.’
The picture of Ryan as Ken was released via a tweet simply with the film title and a release date of July 21, 2023, that was previously revealed when they shared the first image of Margot Robbie, 31, as Barbie in April.
It appears as though Ryan was dressed as the ‘Earring Magic Ken’ version of the doll introduced by Mattel in 1993, as a companion to its ‘Earring Magic Barbie’ figure.
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