Ryan Gosling is open to showing his “Kenergy” at the Oscars however he hasn’t been asked yet to perform it. In a recent interview with Variety, the actor talked about the success of Barbie and accepted his wish to perform his epic tune ‘I’m Just Ken’ from the movie at the upcoming Oscars where it is also nominated. However, the actor hasn’t been asked yet. Let’s check out the complete details of this story.
Ryan Gosling said Ken is the hardest role he ever had to play
The 43-year-old said, “It might be too much of a risk to have me do it, I don’t know how that would work. But I’m open to it.”
The actor who also earned Best Supporting Actor award at the prestigious ceremony revealed playing the role of Ken was “the hardest role I’ve ever had to play.”
“In some way, everything I’ve done led to it. And I can’t believe I’m saying that,” Gosling admits. “There were moments when I would do it where I’d think, ‘I haven’t felt like I’ve worked this hard since Blue Valentine.’”
“There were moments when I left Blue Valentine just completely emotionally spent, laying on the floor of the car on the ride home just done—empty. And it was even harder to play Ken,” he continues. “And I thought, ‘How am I feeling that on this film?’’
However, the actor is now more focused on spending life with partner Eva Mendes and their daughters, Amada, 9, and Esmeralda, 7.
“I didn’t want to miss anything,” he said of the decision. “My priorities changed, and I wanted to be with my kids. It’s going super fast. I hear the clock ticking. I don’t know how much time I’m going to get, and I don’t want to spend it in the wrong place. I know I’m not spending it in the wrong place if I’m with my family.”
His sabbatical ended after Producer and star Margot Robbie and writer-director Greta Gerwig convinced him to play the role of Barbie’s bau.
“I would call months later to my agents or something and say, ‘Hey, who did they get to play Ken?’ And they would say, ‘Greta says it’s you,'” the La La Land star recalls. “Eventually, I thought, ‘Who am I to argue with Greta Gerwig and Margot?’ They had a vision for it. They believed it. And they believed I should do it more than I believed I shouldn’t. At a certain point, I thought, ‘They see something that I don’t see.’ I thought it was such a great part that anyone could play it. I understand now, but it took me a while.”
Gosling described his role as the iconic doll as a “high-wire act—in tiny shorts and no shirt—with no net.”
“I was like, ‘I can’t mess this up. I can’t be the guy that messed up the Barbie movie. So if I’m going to do it, I have to do more than I know that I’m even capable of,'” he said.
In addition, He said of his role, “I thought, ‘Ken is Single White Female-ing Barbie.’ So he would try to dye his hair, even though he can’t dye his hair. I thought, ‘I should bleach my hair, but it should be an off version of hers.’ What was weird was I ended up looking like I did at 8 or 12, which was the era I was revisiting anyway.”