Chris Evans’ character in “The Gray Man” calls Gosling’s character a “Ken doll” in a meta reference to Gosling’s upcoming role as Barbie’s bleached-blond sidekick. But being called “Ken doll” “isn’t an insult at all,” Gosling said, but rather a sign that Evans’ character recognized a unique vibe within him.
“I have that Ken-ergy that he could feel, obviously,” he told “ET” in the first of many Ken puns. “I still feel that Ken-ergy is alive.”
Asked by host Lauren Zima to explain what exactly Ken-ergy is, she simply doubled down: “You have a Ken in your life and you know Ken has Ken-ergy.”
Even as he was answering questions about his new Netflix movie, Gosling found ways to give Ken everything back, painting a complex picture of a toy with a tortured soul and an incredibly generous girlfriend.
“I think Ken’s life is even harder than ‘Gray Man’ life,” he said. “Ken doesn’t have any money, he doesn’t have a job, he doesn’t have a car, he doesn’t have a house. He’s going through some stuff.”
When asked about the details of the “Barbie” plot, Gosling was coy and began to blur the lines between our reality and that of the “Barbie” movie.
“What Barbie says is exactly right,” he said. “It’s not what you think it is, unless it is. And then you know what it is, but I don’t think that’s what you think it is. Wait, what are we talking about?”
He couldn’t reveal more, he said; otherwise, Mattel would come and “box [him] Playing plastic for so long seems to have gone to Gosling’s head.