Ryan Gosling is more than okay with going from a spy to a literal boy toy, adding that he is excited for fans to see his range in his upcoming projects after a five-year acting hiatus.
In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight surrounding this week’s release of his new Netflix action/thriller The Gray Man, the 41-year-old actor also teased his role as Barbie’s main squeeze in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming live-action Barbie movie alongside Margot Robbie.
Speaking of his action role, Gosling said, “What I didn’t realize was just how many people it takes to make an action hero. It looks like it’s me doing all those things, and yes, I do some of it, but we had an incredible stunt team, and an incredible special effects team.” Gosling stars as Court Gentry, a CIA mercenary who goes rogue when he uncovers agency secrets. He must run for his life as a team of government hitmen, led by his psychopathic ex-colleague, Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), hunt him across the globe.
In the movie, Evans’ character coincidentally refers to Gosling’s character as a “Ken doll,” which Gosling jokingly said “is not an insult at all! I’m proud of that. I have that Ken-ergy that you can feel, obviously.”
“I can’t wait for people to see the film,” he added to ET. “That’s all I can say, otherwise Mattel will come in and box me up.”
The Gray Man hits theaters July 15 and will be streaming on Netflix on July 22.