Whilst I’m certainly not /Movie’s resident “Barbie” knowledgeable, I do know sufficient to claim that Ken has had more than a few hairdos in his animated movie appearances through the years. Particularly, his wavy fringes in “Toy Tale 3” recall to mind a tender Robert Redford circa “The Sting” and even “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child.” It might appear that Gosling, “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig, and her ingenious workforce to begin with had one thing identical in thoughts for the nature’s live-action debut, too.
“I had this virtually Redford wig, they referred to as it,” Gosling informed Selection in an in depth post-Oscar nominations profile. It wasn’t operating for him, although. “I seemed on the display check, and I believed it wasn’t Ken. I gave the look of I labored at Shutters or one thing,” the actor persevered. As an alternative, he discovered what he used to be on the lookout for in some other performing legend: Jennifer Jason Leigh. I’m going to let Gosling take it from right here:
“I believed, ‘Ken is “Unmarried White Feminine”-ing Barbie.’ So he would attempt to dye his hair, even supposing he can not dye his hair. I believed, ‘I will have to bleach my hair, nevertheless it will have to be an off model of hers.'”
That is an attractive darn highest mental breakdown of Ken in “Barbie,” which simply additional is going to turn how a lot Gosling used to be born to play this position. His bleached ‘do additionally helped Gosling get again into the mindset of his early days as a kid superstar, which he is in the past admitted used to be an very important a part of his performing procedure at the movie. “What used to be bizarre used to be I finished up having a look like I did at 8 or 12, which used to be the technology I used to be revisiting anyway,” he noticed.
Possibly it in truth used to be his future to reside and die a lifetime of blonde fragility in spite of everything.