Ryan Gosling Makes Emily Blunt Jokingly Angry for Singing About Ken


Ryan Gosling just can’t let go of his character Ken from Barbie during his Saturday Night Live monologue.

Though he initially said he wasn’t going to talk about Ken because he “broke up” with the character after going “too deep,” he ultimately decided to sing about his feelings with a rendition of Taylor Swift’s hit song “All Too Well.”

“You know, when you play a character that hard, that long, just letting go feels like a breakup and for processing a breakup, there’s really only one thing that can help: The music of the great Taylor Swift,” the La La Land actor said.

Gosling then proceeded to sing, “I shredded Venice Beach is true / My clothes were tight / But something about that spandex felt so right / I left my rollerblades in that big pink house / But I still got that fur coat and I’ll wear that right now (Cue him putting on the iconic Ken coat).”

“If I said that I was doing fine, you know I’d be lying / ‘Cause I was just Ken and now I’m just Ryan,” he continued.

Emily Blunt then proceeded to cut off Gosling’s song, (jokingly) annoyed that he was still singing about Ken, even though he’s supposed to be promoting their upcoming movie The Fall Guy. “What are you doing?” she asked, adding that they had a plan to do a “bunch of stunts.”

“I was gonna hit you with things and instead you’re singing about Ken again,” Blunt told the actor. “Look here, you’re Kenning right now, and I hate that’s even a verb. I resent that. Take the fur coat off. You’re embarrassing yourself.”

After getting a sigh from the audience, the Oppenheimer actress added, “Guys, I don’t mean to be harsh, but Ryan, you have to move on. It’s time.”

While Gosling appeared to agree, he quickly noted that he “just can’t” move on and broke out in another musical number. “Here we are again on the technicolor beach / I didn’t win the Oscar it was just out of reach / I was there / Bleach blond hair / Now it’s time to wish Ken farewell,” he sang right before Blunt hit him over the head with a bottle.

“That’s how this is gonna go,” she said, as Gosling yelled in response, “What the hell, Emily?”

“You were a stuntman (in The Fall Guy) and you can take a hit and look how cool that was,” Blunt said. But just as Gosling was going to add that Ken would think stunts are “pretty cool” as well, she hit the actor with a chair.

“Ken’s dead. All right, Ken is dead,” The Devil Wears Prada actress exclaimed.

However, The Nice Guys actor went on to reminisce about their “Barbenheimer” phenomenon last summer, asking Blunt if she ever misses the Oscar-winning Oppenheimer movie. And it’s safe to say she does, as they both went on to sing their version of “All Too Well” together.

“We were Kitty and Ken / I wish you could have seen us / You were loyal to the end / And your guy had no penis,” Gosling and Blunt sang. “Must confess / We’re a mess to impress / Now it’s time to wish Ken and Kitty both of them farewell.”

Earlier, during the SNL cold open, Kate McKinnon also returned for another iconic “Close Encounter” sketch with Gosling. Sarah Sherman, Bowen Yang and Mikey Day were also featured in the skit.

McKinnon’s Colleen Rafferty, Gosling’s Todd and Sherman recounted being abducted by aliens again, except this time, Colleen demonstrated how the aliens were interested in Todd’s private part, or as she also called it, his “troll nose.”

“Just in case you are wondering, I did not become aroused,” Gosling’s Todd made sure to note. “Anytime I felt like I might, I just looked at Colleen here.”

McKinnon, Gosling and Cecily Strong debuted the first “Close Encounter” sketch in December 2015, which saw Gosling and Strong’s characters recounting positive interactions with aliens. However, McKinnon’s character hilariously described a less-than-pleasant interaction with them.

The trio reprised their characters again in October 2017 for another memorable sketch about an alien abduction.

Later in the show, basketball star Caitlin Clark made a surprise appearance on “Weekend Update” to roast Michael Che regarding a sexist joke.

“The University of Iowa announced that basketball star Caitlin Clark will have her jersey retired and replaced with an apron,” Che said before introducing Clark ahead of the WNBA draft on Monday.

“I am a fan, Caitlin, by the way,” the comedian added, but the former Iowa Hawkeyes player quickly responded, “Really, Michael? Because I heard that little apron joke you did.”

Gosling hosted the sketch comedy show for the third time Saturday, with musical guest Chris Stapleton.

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