Barbie has become the biggest film of Ryan Gosling's career after overtaking La La Land
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Barbie has officially become the biggest film of Ryan Gosling’s career after it overtook La La Land at the box office.
The 2017 Oscar-nominated musical made an impressive $447 million during its run in cinemas, however Barbie has already topped that in less than a week.
(In case you’ve been living in literal La La Land and haven’t been paying attention to recent pop culture events, Gosling plays Barbie’s counterpart Ken in Greta Gerwig’s new movie.)
With reviews rolling in calling Ken the greatest role Gosling’s ever played, the film has now become Gosling’s highest-grossing film having already amassed over $470 million at the box office.
There has also been a lot of speculation and buzz from fans as to whether Gosling will be nominated for Best Supporting Actor or perhaps even Best Original Song.
Gosling was nominated for Best Actor at the 2017 Academy Awards and won Best Actor in a Musical at the Golden Globes for his work in La La Land.
“There’s a quality to Ryan’s acting, even when he is hilarious,” said Gerwig in a recent interview with GQ.
“He doesn’t try and make you know that Ryan Gosling knows that this is silly. He does it in a way that takes on all of the potential humiliations of the character as his own.”
And if that wasn’t Kenough, Barbie is looking to overtake La La Land even on the streaming front.
While Gosling’s duet with Emma Stone ‘City of Stars’ from La La Land has over whopping 223 million streams on Spotify, Gosling’s emotional, thought provoking power Barbie ballad ‘I’m Just Ken’ is already sitting at 6 million streams, only one week after being released.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Gosling referred to playing Ken as 'a bit like that Pillsbury, go with me on this, Cinnabon mix'.
“Once you open it, you're making Cinnabons, you know, and you're loving it. You are loving making Cinnabons," he said.
It’s clear that Gosling has enjoyed his time as Ken and is embracing his more comical side, after taking on more serious roles in movies like Blade Runner 2049, First Man and The Gray Man.
“I didn’t grow up watching independent films. We didn’t have an art house theater. All I had was, like, my Blockbuster knowledge,” he said in an interview with GQ.
“It's those films that made me want to do this.”
He added: “It's cool to be in a phase of my life where I’m getting to make the kinds of things that inspired me to make films in general.”