Barbie’s Simu Liu Reveals How Hard Co-Star Ryan Gosling Went In While Working Out For The Movie

Barbie is the long-time “golden standard” for what some people think women should look like. While the unrealistic expectation that Barbie has set for women has been under scrutiny for quite some time, what people rarely talk about is the perfect Ken body, and apparently Barbie star Ryan Gosling is trying pretty hard to meet that standard. According to co-star Simu Liu, Gosling went pretty hard on his diet and workouts while getting prepared for the uber pink Margot Robbie-led film

Simu Liu may have waxed for the film, but apparently he isn’t sweating it too hard in terms of working out for his upcoming role in Barbie. According to the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings actor, though, his co-star Ryan Gosling is taking care of his health enough for the both of them. In an interview with ET at the Time 100 Gala, Liu was asked how his gym routine compares to that of other actors in the movie. He relayed just how hard Gosling has worked out and dieted ahead of Barbie, and it sounds pretty hardcore. Here it is in Liu’s own words:

Definitely Ryan — 100 percent. He’s definitely, like, a gym in the morning, gym after work kinda guy. … As much as I I believe that I do have a work ethic, I also love food a lot. Just hearing little bits and pieces about, you know, just his strict diet regimen and just like how much emphasis he puts on taking care of himself and his body, I’m like, I respect it, I respect it. I’m gonna have some soda.