Who knew Ryan Gosling bareing his abs would get mixed reviews?
The first photo of the Hollywood heartthrob as Ken in Greta Gerwig’s buzzy “Barbie” movie dropped Wednesday, and it’s split social media.
In the sneak-peek photo, a shirtless Gosling, 41, is rocking a deep brown denim vest, platinum blonde locks and peekaboo underwear — complete with “Ken” branded waistband, of course.
When Pop Craves shared the photo on Twitterbut some were not sold at the casting.
Gosling’s look for the film also drew comparisons to Frankie Grande, pop superstar Ariana’s brother — and one person even called the first-look snap a “jumpscare.”
The supporting cast of “Barbie” includes America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Michael Cera and Simu Liu – the latter of whom is said to play an alternate version of Ken, as he was spotted on Instagram with a similarly bleached haircut and hairless chest. .
The Marvel star described waxing his entire body in preparation for the part as “one of the most painful experiences of my life,” jokingly, “I have such a newfound admiration for the incredibly brave women who go through this monthly.”
Margot Robbie plays the titular character in the highly anticipated film. The Australian actress took her pink convertible for a ride in stills released in April.
“Barbie” hits theaters on July 21, 2023.