Eva Mendes is gearing up for a new wave of creative energy. The actress and mother of two expressed her support for her longtime partner, Ryan Gosling, by sharing a video featuring the Barbie actor and music producer Mark Ronson in the studio. The duo seemed to be collaborating on a fresh rendition of their hit song “I’m Just Ken” from the blockbuster.
Against the backdrop of a Christmas tree, Gosling, 43, and Ronson, 48, were captured tinkering with a mixing board while a holiday-infused remix of the song played in the background. The clip concluded with the words “I’m Just Ken / Merry Kristmas Barbie” flashing on the screen, accompanied by a release date of Wednesday, Dec. 20, and a nod to Barbie the Album.
Excitedly, Mendes, 49, shared her anticipation in the caption, writing, “Ken not wait for this 🎄.”
Throughout the year, Mendes has been a steadfast supporter of Gosling’s portrayal of Ken in Barbie. From reposting praise from the movie’s director, Greta Gerwig, to donning a T-shirt featuring his face, Mendes has shown unwavering encouragement. In an interview with Access Hollywood at the film’s world premiere in July, Gosling expressed his gratitude for Mendes’s support, emphasizing its significance.
As Gosling proudly promoted his role as Ken in Barbie, Mendes’s social media posts became a meaningful source of encouragement for the actor. At the movie’s world premiere in Los Angeles, Gosling, adorned with jewelry symbolizing his love for Mendes, remarked, “It means everything. It means everything.”
While Mendes and Gosling, linked since 2011, share two children, Esmeralda, 9, and Amada, 7, they’ve chosen not to marry. Barbie, released in July, became the highest-grossing film of 2023, exceeding $1.44 billion worldwide and marking Warner Bros.’ most successful movie to date.
Although there are no official plans for a sequel, Gosling playfully entertained the idea of reprising his role as Ken, suggesting a whimsical “Husky Ken” for a potential follow-up. Margot Robbie, who co-produced and starred in the film, acknowledged the potential for a Barbie sequel during a recent conversation with Cillian Murphy. Robbie expressed mixed feelings about the prospect, highlighting the originality of the first film and the challenges of living up to its success.