- Ryan Gosling delivers an outstanding performance as Ken in hit musical number ‘i’m just ken‘, putting his heart and soul into the ballad.
- The Barbie soundtrack, Barbie: The albumhas topped the streaming charts, with “I’m Just Ken” amassing 13 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
- The Barbie Directed by Greta Gerwig and co-written by Noah Baumbach, the film was a huge hit at the box office, grossing $1.28 billion worldwide.
Nominated for the Oscar Ryan Gosling once again shows his “Ken energy” in this newly released behind-the-scenes look at the making of the hit musical number “i’m just ken.’ Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsIn the footage, Gosling can be seen pouring his heart and soul into the ballad, which is set during the events of the multi-billion dollar blockbuster Barbie. Check out the behind-the-scenes access below.
Gosling singsi’m just ken“is just one of the many highlights of Barbie. The song features Gosling’s version of Ken, who finds himself in some kind of existential crisis as he wonders why he can’t get the attention and recognition he thinks he deserves not only from his respective Barbie, but the world. The backstage footage really shows how immersed Gosling was in the role and so immersed in the moment that at one point director Greta Gerwig had to suppress her laughter with her hand.
In addition to the great success of the film itself, the Barbie soundtrack, Barbie: The albumhas now topped the charts on various streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music, with “i’m just ken‘ reaches up to 13 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
“You really fall in love with this unfortunate but instantly likeable character,” says “i’m just ken‘ Writer and producer Mark Ronson. “I immediately had the idea for this line: ‘I’m just Ken / Anywhere else I’d be a 10.’ It just seemed fun. It felt a bit emo, like that poor guy. He’s so hot but he can’t tell the time of day.”
“He really did it [that] It had to follow the line of being neither funny nor parodic,” he adds. “But obviously the song is also kind of ridiculous at times. So he was really great, and when he really started hitting the big notes, I thought, This guy is a vocal powerhouse!”
Barbie is now a billion dollar blockbuster
The Barbie In the film, Barbie and Ken have the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when given the chance to immerse themselves in the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of life among humans.
Director: Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird, little women), who co-wrote the screenplay with fellow Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach (marriage story), Barbie It stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken. The rest of the cast includes Barbie and also America Ferrera (Supermarket, Ugly Betty), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), Simu Liu (Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Ncuti Gatwa (sex education), Issa Rae (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse), Hari Nef (assassination nation), Ariana Greenblatt (love and monsters), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Kingsley Ben-Adir (One night in Miami…), Michael Cera (Very bad) and Will Ferrell (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy).
Barbie was a tremendous success at the box office, grossing $1.28 billion worldwide and becoming the second highest-grossing film of 2023, likely making both a Barbie and a Mattel film universe.
Barbie is in theaters now and is scheduled for release in digital formats on September 5, 2023.