Ryan Gosling ditches the bulky wardrobe for some hot pants and a tan.
The actor’s saliva-dripping makeover is on full display in this brand new photo from his upcoming movie Barbie, where he plays Ken.
Warner Bros. released the bold pink photo in its second display of an image from highly awaited production -the first being a multi-hued shot of Robbie wearing Barbie’s signature upbeat outfit and holding onto her trademark pink ride.
The adaptation, directed by Greta Gerwig, features Margot Robbie as the iconic toy character. It is also written by Gerwig alongside her partner and long-time collaborator Noah Baumbach.
The film’s cast includes Gosling, Robbie, America Ferrera, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Simu Liu, and Kate McKinnon.
In a previous interview, Liu talked about his hairless entry to his portrayal, an approach that, according to the looks of the image, was also used by Gosling.
“Waxing has been an education, to say the least,” he said in an interview with The Independent. “It was one of the most painful experiences of my life. I have such a newfound admiration for the incredibly brave women who go through this on a monthly basis.”
The film’s plot and additional characters from the Barbie collection have not been disclosed yet, but we can’t wait. Barbie will hit theaters on July 21, 2023.