Barbie stars Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie first seen playing Ken

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Ryan Gosling joined Margot Robbie on the Los Angeles set of their new Barbie movie on Tuesday, as he was seen filming his counterpart Ken’s character for the very first time.

The Oscar-nominated actor showed off his movie-star goodness wearing a classic Western-style shirt with embroidered flowers, fringe and beaded snaps.

Ryan, 41, and his co-star Margot, 31, wore matching white cowboy hats and pink scarves as they performed their respective roles while being led by Greta Gerwig on location.

The Notebook star completed his all-black cowboy look with a pair of white leather boots as he stood outside with the Australian actress to film a scene for the highly anticipated new project.

Pink lady: Margot Robbie was seen playing Barbie again on the Los Angeles set on Tuesday, but this time she was joined by her handsome co-star Ryan Gosling

Oh I love you Ken! Ryan Gosling joins Margot Robbie on set of Barbie for the first time as they go makeup-free with cowboy hats and matching pink scarves in Los Angeles

Little Women and Ladybird director Greta, 38, also seemed to get into Barbie’s mind when she was seen wearing a pastel pink jumpsuit with matching headphones.

Although Margot and Ryan are featured as the main stars, it’s rumored that there will be different versions of Barbie and Ken, with one Barbie being played by Issa Rae and the other possibly being Hari Nef.

Marvel’s Simu Liu and new Doctor Who Ncuti Gatwa would also play other Kens.

New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan tweeted: “I’m hearing incredible rumors about BARBIE at Cannes. On the one hand I’m hearing that Ryan Gosling isn’t the only Ken in the BARBIE movie. Simu Liu and Ncuti Gatwa also play Ken.

All dolled up: Margot and Ryan were seen transforming into their respective Barbie and Ken characters for the first time

All dolled up: Margot and Ryan were seen transforming into their respective Barbie and Ken characters for the first time

“And, by the same token, Margot Robbie is not the only Barbie in the film. Issa Rae and Hari Nef play different Barbies…’

Other cast members include Will Ferrell, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Emma Mackey, Kingsley Ben-Adir, America Ferrara, Rhea Perlman, Ariana Greenblatt, Ana Cruz Kayne, Alexandra Shipp, Ritu Arya, Sharon Rooney, Connor Swindells, Scott Evans and Jamie Demetriou.

Fans think Emma will play Skipper, Barbie’s younger sister, thanks to her resemblance to Margot.

Dedication: Little Women and Ladybird director Greta, 38, also seemed to enter Barbie's mind when she was seen wearing a pastel pink jumpsuit with matching headphones

Dedication: Little Women and Ladybird director Greta, 38, also seemed to enter Barbie’s mind when she was seen wearing a pastel pink jumpsuit with matching headphones

Not such a serious note: Ken's role certainly seems like a bit of a left turn for the Oscar-nominated comedian

Not such a serious note: Ken’s role certainly seems like a bit of a left turn for the Oscar-nominated comedian

Room for more?  Although Margot and Ryan are featured as the main stars, rumor has it that there will be different versions of Barbie and Ken, with one Barbie being portrayed by Issa Rae and the other possibly being Hari Nef.

Room for more? Although Margot and Ryan are featured as the main stars, rumor has it that there will be different versions of Barbie and Ken, with one Barbie being portrayed by Issa Rae and the other possibly being Hari Nef.

Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan, actress Saoirse Ronan and pop sensation Dua Lipa are also linked to the film – but these have yet to be confirmed.

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The Derry Girls actress teased that Sex Education’s Ncuti has already been announced for the mystery project, but she hasn’t yet.

And Ncuti appeared to hint that their joint project is the next Barbie movie as he shared a photo of the pair on Instagram with the caption ‘a pair of dolls’.

Meet-cute: This is the first time the two actors have been photographed together in their respective roles

Exciting: Plot details are being kept under wraps, but insiders have suggested there's a meta aspect to the story

Meet-cute: This is the first time the two actors have been photographed together in their respective roles

Barbie and Ken forever: Ryan and Margot seem to be embarking on their iconic roles for the film

Barbie and Ken forever: Ryan and Margot seem to be embarking on their iconic roles for the film

Iconic role: Margot has long been attached to playing Barbie on the big screen and has promised the film will be very different from what people expect

Something different: Ryan is known for his serious acting work in acclaimed films such as Drive, Blade Runner 2049, Blue Valentine and Half Nelson.

Iconic role: Margot has long been attached to playing Barbie on the big screen and has promised the film will be very different from what people expect

Look the part: The Notebook star completed his all-black cowboy look with a pair of white leather boots as he stood outside with the Australian actress to film a scene for the highly anticipated new project

Look the part: The Notebook star completed his all-black cowboy look with a pair of white leather boots as he stood outside with the Australian actress to film a scene for the highly anticipated new project

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but insiders have suggested there’s a meta aspect to the story.

Will Ferrell is said to be playing the CEO of a toy company which may or may not be Mattel.

The first official image of Ryan showed the actor wearing the “Earring Magic Ken” version of the doll introduced by Mattel in 1993, as a companion to his “Earring Magic Barbie” figure.

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This particular version of the Ken doll featured an updated look with the character sporting blonde highlights, instead of her traditional brown hair.

The doll also featured a lavender mesh shirt, purple leather jacket, and jewelry including an earring and necklace.

Upon release, she became the best-selling Ken doll in history and caused a stir when some people speculated that the creators were inspired by the gay clubbing scene in early 90s New York City. and in Los Angeles.

Ryan is known for his serious acting work in acclaimed films such as Drive, Blade Runner 2049, Blue Valentine and Half Nelson.

Sporting a nerdy smile and white underwear branded with his character’s name, Ken’s role certainly seems like a left turn for the comedian.

Meanwhile, Margot has long been attached to playing Barbie on the big screen and has promised the film will be very different from what people expect.

She said: “Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of ​​’Oh Margot is playing Barbie, I know what it is,’ but our goal is to say” Whatever you think, we’re going to give you something totally different – the thing you didn’t know you wanted.’

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star hopes to spark a “thoughtful conversation” with the film.

To celebrate the Mattel doll’s 60th anniversary, Barbie will hit theaters on July 21, 2023.

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