Ryan Gosling brings ‘Ken-ergy’ to upcoming ‘Barbie’ movie

In a fever dream of an interview, the Canadian actor slipped several of Ken’s suitcases into a chat meant to focus on his new Netflix action thriller, ‘The Gray Man.’ But “Entertainment Tonight” couldn’t hold off a Ken.

Chris Evans’ character in “The Gray Man” calls Gosling’s character a “Ken doll” in a meta reference to Gosling’s upcoming role as Barbie’s bleached-blonde sidekick. But being called a “Ken doll” is “not an insult at all,” Gosling said, but a sign that Evans’ character has recognized a unique vibe within him.

“I have this Ken-ergy that he could feel, obviously,” he told “ET” in Ken’s first of many puns. “I still feel like the Ken-ergy is alive.”

When host Lauren Zima asked him to elaborate on what exactly Ken-ergy is, he simply doubled down, “You have a Ken in your life, and you know Ken has Ken-ergy.”

Even when answering questions about his new Netflix movie, Gosling found ways to bring it all back to Ken, painting a complex picture of a toy with a tortured soul and an incredibly generous girlfriend.

“This Ken life is even harder than the ‘Gray Man’ life, I think,” he said. “Ken has no money, he has no job, he has no car, he has no house. He lives things.”

When pressed on plot details for “Barbie,” Gosling played coy and began to blur the lines between our reality and that of the “Barbie” movie.

“Everything Barbie says is exactly true,” he said. “It’s not what you think it is, unless it is. And then you know what it is, but I don’t think it’s what you think it is Wait, what are we talking about?

He couldn’t reveal more, he said; otherwise, Mattel would come and “box [him] playing plastic for so long seems to have gone to Gosling’s head.