Why Eva Mendes Asked Ryan Gosling for His Ken Underwear From Barbie

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Barbie and Ken person extensive wardrobes, but determination was 1 portion successful particular Eva Mendes wanted to support from her longtime love Ryan Gosling's closet.

In fact, the Hitch histrion made a peculiar petition to the actor, who is playing Ken successful the upcoming Barbie movie. "I said, 'Can I delight person that underwear? Please! I ne'er inquire for anything,'" Mendes recalled on the June 27 occurrence of The Talk. "So anyway, I bash person it. I'm wearing it close now."

Fans got their first look at Gosling's portrayal of the doll successful a June 15 Instagram post, which showed him flashing his abs portion wearing a denim vest, jeans and those Ken briefs Mendes mentioned. And of course, Mendes thought his look was wholly fantastic. 

"Well archetypal of all, I saw the photograph and the 14-year-old successful maine was like, Ahhh,'" she said with a swooning sigh. "It's a comic photograph and he's trying to beryllium funny. So, it worked connected each levels."

Indeed, Mendes shared her ain Instagram station supporting Gosling. "So. F. Funny. So. F. Good. So F excited for you to spot this," she wrote astatine the time. "#Thatsmyken."

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However, not everyone seemed thrilled astir the platinum hairsbreadth Gosling sported for the character. And to those critics, Mendes sent a reminder.

"People bash cognize he's not playing a existent person, right?" she said on The Talk. "He's playing a fake person.

During the show, host Jerry O'Connell debuted his ain instrumentality connected the Ken look, and Mendes couldn't assistance but deliberation that Gosling had started a trend.

"I consciousness similar my antheral has started a existent renaissance," the entrepreneur said, "like a Ken-aissance." 

And successful lawsuit you were wondering, yes, she's seen the memes astir Gosling's Ken. Mendes—who shares daughters Esmeralda, 7, and Amada, 6, with The Notebook alum—spoke astir 1 peculiar station that caught her attraction that features side-by-side images of Gosling playing Ken in Barbie and Court Gentry in The Gray Man along with the words, "Inside of you determination are 2 Ryan Goslings."

So which would Mendes choose? "Well I decidedly privation to walk my nights with the Gray Man and past walk my days with Ken," she replied. "That's a party. ‘Cause Ken's amusive and the Gray Man, you know."

Fans tin spot Gosling and Margot Robbie in Barbie when it hits theaters July 21, 2023.

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