He’s still just Ken.
Atlantic Records gave a look behind the scenes at Ryan Gosling and his associates on Monday Barbie castmates’ performance of “I’m Just Ken.”
The video takes viewers behind the scenes of filming the song, including footage of Gosling rehearsing, along with appearances from director Greta Gerwig, executive producer Mark Ronson, the song’s co-writer/co-producer Andrew Wyatt and more. It contains both the recording of the song from Barbie The Album and the production of the scene from the popular feature film. (Watch the video below.)
Gosling stars as Ken in the movie opposite Margot Robbie’s Barbie. As of Sunday, the Warner Bros. film has made $567.3 million domestically and $1.279 billion worldwide.
In “I’m Just Ken”, Barbie’s old boyfriend struggles with the fact that he is “always number two” to Barbie in their relationship.
“Is it my destiny to live a life of blonde vulnerability?” Gosling sings. “What does it take to see the man behind the color and fight for me?”
barbie the album, which was released on July 21, has surpassed 1 billion worldwide streams, according to Atlantic Records. The soundtrack also features songs from Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice.
“I’m Just Ken” is also a hit. The song reached the top five on Billboards Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart and became Gosling’s official one Billboard Hot 100 chart debut.