Ryan Gosling Is Bringing Major 'Ken-ergy' to the Upcoming 'Barbie' Film

Ryan Gosling has developed the phrase "Ken-ergy" to describe his enthusiasm for playing everyone's favorite plastic boyfriend, Ken, in the eagerly anticipated "Barbie" film. 

While being interviewed about his latest Netflix action film, "The Gray Man," the Canadian actor managed to sneak in several Ken portmanteaus. 

Yet even "Entertainment Tonight" couldn't halt Ken from rising again. 

Gosling's character is called a "Ken doll" by Chris Evans' character in "The Gray Man," a sly reference to Gosling's future appearance as Barbie's bleach-blond companion. 

In contrast, Gosling insisted that being branded a "Ken doll" was "not an insult at all" but rather evidence that Evans' character had picked up on a certain feeling emanating from him. 

"I have that Ken-ergy that he could feel, obviously," he told "ET" in the first of many Ken puns. "I still feel like the Ken-ergy is alive." 

In response to host Lauren Zima's request for clarification, he simply doubled down: "You have a Ken in your life, and you know that Ken has Ken-ergy."