Eva Mendes’ teenage dreams are coming true!
The actress, who is currently on a hiatus, is BEYOND THRILLED her longtime love and partner Ryan Gosling is starring as “Ken Doll” in the upcoming “Barbie” movie.
Margot Robbie stars as the iconic plastic doll, Gosling as her love interest, America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Nichola Coughlan, Kate McKinnon and many more famous faces.
Ryan & Margot Are Ken & Barbie
During a visit to “The Talk” this week, Mendes gushed about Gosling’s “Ken Doll” transformation including his nearly-white blonde hair and super tan skin,
However, there are some people who aren’t digging his “Barbie” vibe.
‘Talk’ co-host Natalie Morales informed Mendes there’s “a lot of debate about the platinum look,” and like a defensive mother bear over her cub, the actress defended her man’s look.
“People do know he’s not playing a real person, right?” she said. “He’s playing a fake person.”
Eva Mendes Defends Gosling’s New Look
She explained seeing Gosling with the blonde hair for his role unleashed her inner teen fangirl.
“Well first of all, I saw the photo and the 14-year-old in me was like, Ahhh,’” she said with a breathy sigh. “It’s a funny photo and he’s trying to be funny. So, it worked on all levels.”
Eva’s Inner Fangirl Came Out Seeing Gosling As “Ken Doll”
“He sent it to me from work, and I said, ‘Can I please have that underwear?’ Please I never ask for anything,” she admitted. “I do have it and I’m wearing them right now.”
Co-host Jerry O’Connell came onstage dressed as Ken.
“If things don’t work out with Ry-Ry, maybe…” he said to a hysterically laughing studio.
Without missing a beat, Mendes said, “I feel like my man has started a real renaissance, a KENaissance. I see, I see what’s going on.”
Gosling Has Started A ‘Ken-aissance’
As previously mentioned, the mother-of-two is on an acting hiatus to focus on other projects.
Mendes hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2014’s “Lost River,” which was directed by Gosling.
In 2020, Mendes took to Instagram to explain her acting hiatus.
“As a mother now, there are many roles I won’t do. There are many subject matters that I don’t want to be involved with, so it limits my choices and I’m fine with that. I have to set an example for my girls now,” Mendes wrote.
She became a first-time mother in 2014 and once again in 2016 when she gave birth to another daughter, Amada.
Back in 2018, Mendes spoke to E! News about her little ones.
“I’m just so obsessed with my kids that I don’t want to leave them. They’re just still so little,” she said at the time.
Her children are now a bit older, Esmeralda (7) and Amada (6), and Mendes is now a bit more open to ending her hiatus.
The actress appeared on “The View” on Tuesday, May 10.
Mendes explained there are very strict circumstances that would get her acting again.
“I have such a short list of what I will do,” she said. “Before kids, I mean, if it was a fun project… but now I won’t do violence, I don’t want to do sexuality; the list is short,” Mendes revealed. “It has to be nice and clean.”