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Ryan Gosling shares concerning news about performing at the Oscars-Rishma Dosani-Entertainment – Metro

Sorry, film fans, but we might not be getting any Kenergy at the upcoming Oscars, as Ryan Gosling revealed he hasn’t been asked to perform yet.

The 43-year-old stole our hearts with his role as Ken in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie last year, starring opposite Margot Robbie, America Ferrera, Simu Liu and Will Ferrell.

He proved that he was Kenough when he was nominated for the best supporting actor trophy at next month’s Academy Awards, as well as earning a nod for his track, I’m Just Ken.

Traditionally, all nominees in the best original song category perform during the ceremony, with fans living for the idea that Ryan could don his fur coat one last time for the show.

However, in a new interview with Variety, he poured ice cold water on the speculation.

‘I still have not been asked,’ he said. ‘It might be too much of a risk to have me do it. I don’t know how that would work. But I’m open to it.’

Ryan Gosling totally stole the show as Ken in Barbie (Picture: Warner Bros)

Ryan was nominated for the best actor award at the upcoming Oscars (Picture: Warner Bros)

Refusing to be drawn on what we could expect from Ken taking the stage, he simply teased that they would ‘need a budget’ to make it as epic as possible.

We need to make this happen.

Ryan originally turned down the role, citing scheduling conflicts and ‘life things’, but Greta and Margot had their hearts set on him joining the fold, and never looked in another direction.

After showing off his range in Drive, La La Land, The Notebook and The Place Beyond The Pines, he eventually signed up, but confessed that it is the ‘hardest role’ he has ever taken on.

Ryan opened up about whether he will be performing at the Oscars (Picture: Greg Williams / Variety)

‘I wanted to make sure if I was going to do it – I was like, “I can’t mess this up. I can’t be the guy that messed up the Barbie movie,”’ he continued. ‘So, if I’m going to do it, I have to do more than I know that I’m even capable of.

‘In some way, everything I’ve done led to it. And I can’t believe I’m saying that. There were moments when I would do it where I’d think, “I haven’t felt like I’ve worked this hard since Blue Valentine.

‘There were moments when I left Blue Valentine just completely emotionally spent, laying on the floor of the car on the ride home just done – empty. And it was even harder to play Ken. And I thought, “How am I feeling that on this film?”’

2024 Oscar nominations in full

Best actor

Bradley Cooper – Maestro

Colman Domingo – Rustin

Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers

Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer

Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

Best actress

Annette Bening – Nyad

Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon

Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall

Carey Mulligan – Maestro

Emma Stone – Poor Things

Best supporting actress

Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple

America Ferrera – Barbie

Jodie Foster – Nyad

Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers

Best supporting actor

Sterling K Brown – American Fiction

Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer

Ryan Gosling – Barbie

Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things

Best director

Anatomy of a Fall Justine Triet

Killers of the Flower Moon Martin Scorsese

Oppenheimer Christopher Nolan

Poor Things Yorgos Lanthimos

The Zone of Interest Jonathan Glazer

Best picture

American Fiction

Anatomy of a Fall

Barbie

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Past Lives

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

Best adapted screenplay

American Fiction

Barbie

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

Best original screenplay

Anatomy of a Fall

The Holdovers

Maestro

May December

Past Lives

Best cinematography

El Conde

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Best film editing

Anatomy of a Fall

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Best international feature film

Io Capitano – Italy

Perfect Days – Japan

Society of the Snow – Spain

The Teachers’ Lounge – Germany

The Zone of Interest – United Kingdom

Best production design

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Best make-up and hairstyling

Golda

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Society of the Snow

Best costume design

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Best original song

Flamin’ Hot – The Fire Inside

Barbie – I’m Just Ken

American Symphony – It Never Went Away

Killers of the Flower Moon – Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)

Barbie – What Was I Made For?

Best original score

American Fiction

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Killers of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Best animated feature

The Boy and the Heron

Elemental

Nimona

Robot Dreams

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Best animated short film

Letter to a Pig

Ninety-Five Senses

Our Uniform

Pachyderme

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko

Best live action short film

The After

Invincible

Knight of Fortune

Red, White and Blue

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Best documentary feature film

Bobi Wine: The People’s President

The Eternal Memory

Four Daughters

To Kill a Tiger

20 Days in Mariupol

Best documentary short film

The ABCs of Book Banning

The Barber of Little Rock

Island in Between

The Last Repair Shop

Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó

Best sound

The Creator

Maestro

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Oppenheimer

The Zone of Interest

Best visual effects

The Creator

Godzilla Minus One

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Napoleon

‘So many times, I would come home and say, “What am I doing?”’ he said of his ‘overthinking’ tendencies, revealing that partner Eva Mendes’ words of wisdom helped spur him along.

She would tell him to ‘just make it about Barbie’, with Ryan adding: ‘And so every take became an opportunity to get Barbie to notice me.’

Eva proved that she was his biggest supporter at the end of last month, when she supported his Oscar nominations on social media, while also calling out those who had slated his performance.

‘So proud of my man. So much hate when he took on this role. So many people trying to shame him for doing it,’ she shared on Instagram.

Could we see his Kenergy on stage in real time? (Picture: Greg Williams / Variety)

Ryan’s full interview with Variety is available now (Picture: Greg Williams / Variety)

‘Despite all the #Notmyken ridicule and articles written about him, he created this completely original, hilarious, heartbreaking, now iconic character and took it all the way to Oscars.

‘So beyond proud to be this Ken’s Barbie.’

Truly couple goals.

Metro.co.uk has contacted the Oscars for a comment.

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