The smash-hit Barbie movie is not done giving yet! The soundtrack, Barbie The Album, has officially surpassed one billion global streams, and now you can delve even deeper into the music with the exclusive behind-the-scenes video for “I’m Just Ken.” The footage features the Barbie cast, musical producer Mark Ronson, director Greta Gerwig, “I’m Just Ken” writer and co-producer Andrew Wyatt, and more as they navigate the scene itself and how to best capture each Ken in his essence.
The exclusive video blends the movie scene of “I’m Just Ken” with moments from its production. This draws us closer to the song and experience of the scene itself, as well as offering a fun new side of insight into the processes of the magnificent Barbie movie. Ken stole everyone’s hearts with his earnestness, goofy at times but sincere at others, as well as his expressive nature. Therefore, it is fitting that we are brought into the intimacies of song-making. Ken’s satirical yet genuine vulnerability causes the audience to be interested in his multifaceted levels as a character. Seeing Gosling’s side of the experience rounds out the whole process, as clips of him and Gerwig smiling as they rock out to “I’m Just Ken” color some of the best moments of the behind-the-scenes clip. Gosling adds charismatic ad libs and flair while portraying Ken, and the video highlights these, highlighting his commitment to bringing his character to life.
“I’m Just Ken” is one of the most complex scenes in the film, so it is also fascinating to witness the rehearsal process between choreographing, mixing, and costuming. It was truly a communal, creative effort, and this behind-the-scenes footage celebrates the loving and masterful teamwork behind such a hilarious, instantly iconic scene.