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    After Seeing Our First Look Of Ryan Gosling As Ken In "Barbie," It's Safe To Say This Was The Role He Was Born To Play

    It's now a Ken world and we're just living in it.

    After his long-awaited return to the big screen since 2018, the internet was blessed with a first look at Ryan Gosling as a live-action version of the famous doll, Ken, which he'll be portraying in the new Barbie movie set to release July 21, 2023.

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    Playing opposite Margot Robbie, people were unsurprisingly on board with the idea of Gosling playing the role of Barbie’s hunky boyfriend, especially because the actors themselves look like real-life versions of the dolls.

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    However, I think I can speak for the masses when I say NONE of us were prepared for how phenomenal he would look as Ken. I mean, JUST LOOK AT HIM!

    Ryan wearing an open denim vest jacket showing off his abs and jeans showing off this Ken underwear
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    Tell me you can't picture this gorgeous duo cruising down a highway next to a beach in a hot pink convertible. If you say you can't, you're absolutely lying to yourself, I'm so sorry about it.

    The previous photo of Ryan juxtaposed with the first look at Margot Robbie as Barbie sitting in a pink convertible
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    But don't just take my word for it! Here are some of the best reactions to seeing Ryan's new look:

    Twitter: @ikarisyeun

    Ryan Gosling as Ken in #Barbie is actually perfect

    Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros / Via Twitter: @JarettSays

    I would let Ryan Gosling as Ken hurt my feelings

    Twitter: @SuperYakiShop

    I have no idea how long it took to convince Ryan Gosling to be in the Barbie movie, but I hope it was basically seconds with him smashing up furniture and screaming “IT’S ALL BEEN BUILDING UP TO THIS!”.

    Twitter: @DeanDobbs

    All I care about is Ryan Gosling as Ken.

    Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros / Via Twitter: @alexandergold

    They really yaaassified Ryan Gosling 😭 https://t.co/uWvXSaZMdG

    Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros / Via Twitter: @sbstryker

    nothing but respect for my barbie & ken

    Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros / Via Twitter: @badpostmargots

    Honestly, I think Nora Dominick said it best, LOL:

    A Slack message that says "Ryan Gosling as Ken could run me over with Barbie's car and I would thank him"
    @noradominick

    What do you think of Ryan's Barbietastic transformation? Let me know in the comments.