Even though I’m not at all /Film resident “Barbie” expertI know enough to claim that Ken has sported a variety of hairstyles in animated films over the years. In particular, his wavy fringe in “Toy Story 3” brings to mind a young Robert Redford circa “The Sting” and even “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” It appears Gosling, “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig and her creative team were initially considering something similar for the character’s first live-action movie.
“I almost had a Redford wig on, that’s what they called it,” Gosling said Variation in a comprehensive post-Oscar nomination profile. But this wasn’t working for him. The actor continued: “I looked at the screen test and thought that wasn’t Ken. I looked like I worked on Shutters or something.” Instead, he found what he was looking for in another acting legend: Jennifer Jason Leigh. I leave the rest to Gosling from here:
“‘I thought Ken was the ‘Single White Woman’ with Barbie.’ “So she was trying to dye her hair, even though she couldn’t dye her hair. I thought, ‘I should lighten my hair, but it has to be a different version of hers.'”
It’s a pretty perfect psychological breakdown of Ken in “Barbie,” which shows just how born Gosling was to play this role. Bleached’ also helped bring Gosling back The mentality of your early days as a child starHe has previously admitted that this was an important part of his acting process in the film. “The strange thing was that I looked the same as I did when I was eight or 12, which was the period I was already revisiting,” he observed.
Maybe it was actually her destiny to live and die a life where blondes are fragile.