Margot Robbie, as the Mattel Doll and Ryan Gosling, as Ken created a sensation. Their Barbie characters were a commercial and critical success. Did you know Ryan’s vibrant Ken from Greta Gerwig’s film was inspired not by anyone else but action superstar Sylvester Stallone. Scroll down to find out more.
The film was a huge success at the box-office, earning over $1 Billion despite being in competition with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. The Barbenheimer phenomenon was profitable and favored the Robbie film. It was like a party for the moviegoers when both movies were praised.
Greta Gerwig, after the huge success of Barbie is currently enjoying the success of her movie. She revealed in a recent People interview that she took inspiration from Sylvester Stallone’s style when designing Ken. Fur coats were the mainstay of Sly’s look in the 1970s and 1980s for the uninitiated. Gerwig chose a more stylish version to style Ryan Gosling.
Greta Gerwig said of Gosling as Ken in her blockbuster Barbie film, “When I consider adorned men, he’s the best.” I feel like Ken wasn’t anything if he wasn’t a man looking for adornment. She continued: “So, that was a really important moment where we were saying, it’s Sly. We talked about the specific moments in his films that we loved. The director also shared how the ‘I’m Just Ken’ was also inspired by Stallone.
She revealed that Sylvester Stallone had praised her after the release of the film. Greta said she felt honored. The song, along with several Barbie moments, stood and it was due to Ryan’s incredible performance.
Margot Robbie‘s Barbie and Ryan Gosling’s Ken is now pop culture sensation and probably will be engraved in people’s memories for a long time. Amazon Prime Video is the place to watch this Greta Gerwig directed film. The film is available for rent.
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