Eva Mendes is sticking up for her man.
via Page Six:
The “Hitch” star — who is currently on an acting hiatus — appeared on Monday’s episode of “The Talk,” speaking out on her longtime partner Ryan Gosling’s hair transformation for the upcoming “Barbie” movie.
After co-host Natalie Morales mentioned there has been “a lot of debate about the platinum look,” Mendes defended his controversial new style.
“‘People do know he’s not playing a real person, right?” she said. “He’s playing a fake person.”
The lifestyle entrepreneur, 48 — who chatted about her Skura Style sponge brand on the show — added that seeing her beau with platinum blond hair for the role of Ken brought out her inner teen fan girl.
“Well first of all, I saw the photo and the 14-year-old in me was like, Ahhh,’” she said with a sigh.
“It’s a funny photo and he’s trying to be funny. So, it worked on all levels.”
Indeed, when the first promotional image of Gosling, 41, as Ken was released, Mendes shared it on Instagram, writing, “So. F. Funny. So. F. Good. So F excited for you to see this. #Thatsmyken.”
She also may be partial to the look as the platinum ‘do brings back memories of Gosling’s 2012 “Place Beyond the Pines” character, in which he starred opposite Mendes.
The pair have been together since filming the movie together in 2011 and share daughters Amada, 6, and Esmeralda, 7, though they remain tight-lipped about their relationship. Mendes did, however, reveal that she asked “The Notebook” star for just one thing from the “Barbie” set.
“I said, ‘Can I please have that underwear? Please! I never ask for anything,” referring to the “Ken” emblazoned undies he wears in the promo image.
“So anyway, I do have it. I’m wearing it right now,” she joked.
After “The Talk” co-host Jerry O’Connell stepped out in a blond wig and Ken-style underwear reading “Jerry,” Mendes proclaimed that her beau had started a trend.
“I feel like my man has started a real renaissance,” she said. “like a Ken-aissance.”
Fans have gotten plenty of glimpses at the star’s portrayal; Gosling and co-star Margot Robbie were spotted wearing matching neon outfits while filming a totally ’80s rollerblading scene in Venice Beach and, last week, the duo were spotted in fabulous pink cowboy costumes.
Mendes (and her inner 14-year-old) will have a while until she sees her partner on the Big screen — “Barbie” will be released on July 21, 2023.
We need to figure out if part of the ‘Barbie’ storyline is that these dolls/people are older — because having actors in their 30s 40s to play Barbie and Ken seems like a deliberate choice