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Ryan Gosling brings the ‘Ken-ergy’ to the upcoming ‘Barbie’ movie.

by Stewart Cole
In a interview fever dream, the Canadian actor pulled several Ken Portmanteaus in a conversation that was supposed to focus on his new Netflix action thriller, “The Gray Man.” But “Entertainment Tonight” couldn’t contain a Ken.

Chris Evans’ character in “The Gray Man” calls Gosling’s character a “Ken doll” in a meta-reference to Gosling’s upcoming role as Barbie’s blonde sidekick. But being called a “Ken doll” is “not an insult at all,” Gosling said, but a sign that Evans’ character recognized a unique vibe within him.

“I got that Ken-ergy that he could feel, obviously,” he told “ET” in the first of many Ken puns. “I still feel like Ken-ergy is alive.”

When host Lauren Zima asked him to explain exactly what Ken-ergy is, he simply said, “You have a Ken in your life and you know Ken has Ken-ergy.”

Even while fielding questions about his new Netflix movie, Gosling found ways to bring everything to Ken, painting a complex picture of a toy with a tortured soul and an incredibly generous girlfriend.

“This Ken life is even harder than the ‘Grey Man’ life, I think,” he said. “Ken has no money, no job, no car, no house. He’s going through some stuff.”

When pressed on the details of the ‘Barbie’ plot, Gosling played coy and began blurring the lines between our reality and this ‘Barbie’ movie.

“Everything Barbie says is exactly right,” she said. “It’s not what you think it is, unless it is. And then you know what it is, but I don’t think it’s what you think it is. Wait, what are we talking about?”

He couldn’t divulge more, he said, or Mattel would come and “shut it up [him] up.” Playing plastic for so long seems to have gone to Gosling’s head.

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