Ryan Gosling sends a bunch of flash-mobbing Kens to Greta Gerwig for her birthday

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As if it wasn't hard enough to love Ryan Gosling more than we already do, the Barbie Movie star surprised the film's director Greta Gerwig with a flashmob of dancing Kens for her 40th birthday.

Gerwig's birthday was on Friday (August 4) and part of her big day was spent taking in a pilates class. Although it will probably go down as the most insane, surprising pilates class the director will ever have.

The official Barbie Movie Instagram account posted a video with the caption, "As Kens know…. Sometimes the only way to express your feelings is through song & dance! Ken Ryan sent these special Barbies and Kens to start Greta’s birthday with all the feelings!!"

Gosling's present made their way into Gerwig's class and began her special birthday performance, reducing the director to tears as they danced a routine set to Gosling's I'm Just Ken song from the movie.

Gerwig then embraces the dancers after their performance is complete, before being asked by the person filming, "who do you think sent them?" to which the 40-year-old replies, "I have no idea!"

Gerwig's friend responds, "Think of a bagpiper", which is a reference to the time Gosling surprised Gerwig and his Barbie co-stars with a bagpiper at their sleepover when he was unable to attend.

When Gerwig realises that the Canadian actor was behind the surprise, she buries her head in her hands in a flurry of laughter.

The blockbuster movie starring Margot Robbie as the titular character and Gosling as the dumbly devoted Ken has been all the buzz since hitting theaters, as it has grossed over 900 million dollars worldwide in just 14 days.

The movie has an absolutely stacked cast of stars, including Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Ncuti Gatwa, Michael Cera, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Dua Lipa, and John Cena.

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Almost three weeks after its release, Barbie has been praised by reviewers and moviegoers as it brings to life the beloved doll in a delightful and empowering animated adventure that enchanted audiences of all ages.

Due to the film's prominent theme of female empowerment, it has understandably come in for criticism from extreme conservatives on the right.

Gerwig - who broke the opening weekend record for a female director - actually shared a scathing response to the uproar from these pundits and commentators threatening to torch the Mattel dolls in an interview with the New York Times.

"Certainly, there’s a lot of passion," she said. "My hope for the movie is that it’s an invitation for everybody to be part of the party and let go of the things that aren’t necessarily serving us as either women or men. I hope that in all of that passion if they see it or engage with it, it can give them some of the relief that it gave other people."

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In addition to this, comedian Marc Maron also blasted men trying to cancel the movie in a TikTok video, stating that they have "got to look in their pants and decide what they’re made of," and harshly adding: "I mean, Jesus Christ, what a bunch of f***ing insecure babies."

How is it even possible to criticize a film in which John Cena cameos as a Kenmaid? That alone is worth 10 Academy Awards.

Featured Image Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty

Ryan Gosling sends a bunch of flash-mobbing Kens to Greta Gerwig for her birthday

vt-author-image

By VT

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As if it wasn't hard enough to love Ryan Gosling more than we already do, the Barbie Movie star surprised the film's director Greta Gerwig with a flashmob of dancing Kens for her 40th birthday.

Gerwig's birthday was on Friday (August 4) and part of her big day was spent taking in a pilates class. Although it will probably go down as the most insane, surprising pilates class the director will ever have.

The official Barbie Movie Instagram account posted a video with the caption, "As Kens know…. Sometimes the only way to express your feelings is through song & dance! Ken Ryan sent these special Barbies and Kens to start Greta’s birthday with all the feelings!!"

Gosling's present made their way into Gerwig's class and began her special birthday performance, reducing the director to tears as they danced a routine set to Gosling's I'm Just Ken song from the movie.

Gerwig then embraces the dancers after their performance is complete, before being asked by the person filming, "who do you think sent them?" to which the 40-year-old replies, "I have no idea!"

Gerwig's friend responds, "Think of a bagpiper", which is a reference to the time Gosling surprised Gerwig and his Barbie co-stars with a bagpiper at their sleepover when he was unable to attend.

When Gerwig realises that the Canadian actor was behind the surprise, she buries her head in her hands in a flurry of laughter.

The blockbuster movie starring Margot Robbie as the titular character and Gosling as the dumbly devoted Ken has been all the buzz since hitting theaters, as it has grossed over 900 million dollars worldwide in just 14 days.

The movie has an absolutely stacked cast of stars, including Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Ncuti Gatwa, Michael Cera, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Dua Lipa, and John Cena.

size-full wp-image-1263223646
Credit: Karwai Tang / Getty

Almost three weeks after its release, Barbie has been praised by reviewers and moviegoers as it brings to life the beloved doll in a delightful and empowering animated adventure that enchanted audiences of all ages.

Due to the film's prominent theme of female empowerment, it has understandably come in for criticism from extreme conservatives on the right.

Gerwig - who broke the opening weekend record for a female director - actually shared a scathing response to the uproar from these pundits and commentators threatening to torch the Mattel dolls in an interview with the New York Times.

"Certainly, there’s a lot of passion," she said. "My hope for the movie is that it’s an invitation for everybody to be part of the party and let go of the things that aren’t necessarily serving us as either women or men. I hope that in all of that passion if they see it or engage with it, it can give them some of the relief that it gave other people."

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Credit: Gareth Cattermole / Getty

In addition to this, comedian Marc Maron also blasted men trying to cancel the movie in a TikTok video, stating that they have "got to look in their pants and decide what they’re made of," and harshly adding: "I mean, Jesus Christ, what a bunch of f***ing insecure babies."

How is it even possible to criticize a film in which John Cena cameos as a Kenmaid? That alone is worth 10 Academy Awards.

Featured Image Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty