His kiss was on her list.
Ryan Gosling’s Ken may play second fiddle in the new Barbie movie, but according to Margot Robbie, who plays the title character in the summer blockbuster, the real star of the movie, which grossed $22.3 million ahead of its opening weekend, was the lips of heartthrob The Notebook — all without a hickey between the two leads.
Robbie admitted it People in June that not being able to kiss Gosling on screen didn’t feel like a win to me.
Robbie’s friends took the news even harder than they did, as they had high hopes from the start that the film’s producer could do something in their favour.
Robbie said: “All my girlfriends were like, ‘Well, you did a whole movie with him and you don’t kiss?’ What’s wrong with you? I thought you were kind of in charge of this!’”
She continued, “I was like, ‘I know, I can’t get this over with.’ [my list].'”
Gosling, on the other hand, wasn’t disappointed, saying he’s a fan of her characters who are awkwardly looking for a romantic relationship.
“It was so fun to find out what her idea of kissing might be,” he said during the joint interview with Robbie.