Ryan Gosling channels his “Kenergy” for the “Barbie” soundtrack.
On July 21, Atlantic Records released a cover of Gosling singing Matchbox Twenty’s “Push” on their official YouTube channel.
The actor sings 1990s bop in a way that’s very reminiscent of how Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas performed it.
“Ryan is a great singer,” one person commented on the clip.
“This is awesome! Need a video for sure,” said another.
“My my Ryan G you rock,” added a third.
Gosling’s cover couldn’t have come out at a better time. On July 21, his new film, “Barbie”, in which he plays Ken alongside Margot Robbie, who plays the fashionable doll, was released in theaters.
While Gosling is best known for starring in drama films, such as “Drive” and “The Notebook,” he revealed why he wanted to play Ken during a July 2022 appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Gosling said director Greta Gerwig offered her the role and showed her the script.
“The best screenplay I’ve ever read,” he said.
The father of two, Esmeralda and Amada, whom he shares with girlfriend Eva Mendes, noted he also received a sign when he walked into his garden one day and found one of the Ken dolls his daughters had left behind.
“I’m going out into the garden and you know where I found Ken, Jimmy?” Face down in the mud next to a smashed lemon,” he said.
“I texted (a photo) Greta and said, ‘I’ll be your Ken, because this story needs to be told,'” he added.
Once Gosling decided on the role, he told The New York Times in a recent interview, he began to channel his character.
“It came naturally,” he said. “I grew up in a house run by women. I live in a now. My sister didn’t have a Barbie, but she’s my older sister and she was my heroine.
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