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Ryan Gosling too old to play Ken, 'accusations' on social networks

One of the most anticipated films of the year, Greta Gerwig's 'Barbie', will be released in cinemas worldwide on 21 July.

The character of Barbie will be played by Margot Robbie, while Ken will be played by Ryan Gosling. It is precisely the actor, a Hollywood star, who has been at the centre of a social 'controversy' started by those who consider him too old to play Ken.

A controversy to which the 42-year-old actor then responded in a very ironic way during an interview with GQ.

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Barbie, one of the most anticipated films of 2023
One of the most anticipated films of the year, Greta Gerwig's 'Barbie', will be released in cinemas worldwide on 21 July. Playing the character of Barbie will be Margot Robbie while Ken will be played by Ryan Gosling.
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The "controversy" involving Ryan Gosling.
The Hollywood star was at the centre of a social 'controversy' started by those who thought he was too old to play Ken. A controversy to which Ryan Gosling, 42, then responded in a very ironic way during an interview with GQ.
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The actor's response
"If people don't want to play with my Ken, there are plenty of other Ken's to play with," Ryan Gosling thus began in response to a controversy that certainly required an ironic response.
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Ryan Gosling's irony
The actor also added, again ironically: 'In all this time nobody cared about Ken, nobody cared about him. For 60 years Ken's job was the beach and everyone was fine with him having a job that was nothing'.
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Why he chose to play Ken
Asked why he decided to play this character, Ryan Gosling again responded ironically, thinking of his two daughters' Ken doll: 'One day I saw him face down in the mud, next to a crushed lemon. So I thought, this guy's story needs to be told!".
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