Sylvester Stallone is an icon with many legendary movies just like the Rocky saga, the First Blood sequence, and Demolition Man. He’s recognized for taking up loads of bodily demanding roles, as he is flexed his muscle tissue by taking part in a few of our best motion heroes. He apparently nearly took on one other iconic position, as one of many Kens in Barbie. Stallone not too long ago opened up about his near-cameo in the summertime’s greatest film, his hilarious connection to Ryan Gosling and why he thinks the La La Land actor would make an incredible Rambo.
The 77-year-old actor sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show (as shared on YouTube) to speak about his household’s actuality present, The Family Stallone, which is now streaming for Paramount+ subscribers. Of course, the discuss present host introduced up his well-known film roles in addition to his unintentional contributions to the Barbie film. Apparently, Stallone was nearly within the 2023 blockbuster, however scheduling conflicts prevented him from doing so. As for enjoying Ken himself, Sly stated that he thinks he ought to depart the Kenergy to Ryan Gosling. He stated:
While Ryan Gosling could have been excellent for Ken, the Expendables star shouldn’t promote himself brief. Plus, his on-screen persona is definitely a giant a part of the film and finally ends up turning into a significant side of Ken’s reinvented persona in Barbie. During the movie, Ken sees a number of photographs of Stallone through Rocky and Rambo posters, which assist inform his views of masculinity and the patriarchy. Ken’s look within the later scenes can also be impressed by Stallone, because the bandana is a signature accent of John Rambo. Also, the white mink coat was famously worn by the actor within the ’80s. Stallone could not suppose he would make an excellent Ken, however the character wouldn’t be what he was with out Stallone.
The motion star later revealed that whereas sharing dinner with Ryan Gosling, the Notebook actor opened up about his love of Rambo as a personality and the way a lot the character performed a task throughout his childhood. As described, Gosling had an intense love for the character and confirmed it in some wild methods when he was a child. Though Sylvester Stallone appears impressed:
On the floor, Ryan Gosling could really feel like unconventional casting for Rambo however, now that Stallone has signed off on it, I’m beginning to see it. Gosling labored out massive time for his roles in Barbie and in Crazy, Stupid, Love, and I might completely see him bulking up once more to play such an iconic position. He’s additionally introduced again franchises earlier than, as Harrison Ford metaphorically handed the torch to Gosling when he performed the lead in Blade Runner 2049. So possibly with Stallone’s blessing he’d be as much as tackle this different position. This is all simply enjoyable hypothesis, in fact, however fingers crossed that this evolves into one thing actual.
In the meantime you possibly can see Ryan Gosling channel Sylvester Stallone into his Kenergy in Barbie, which is now streaming with a Max subscription. Fans also can revisit Stallone’s decade-defining efficiency as Rambo in First Blood, which is obtainable to lease on Amazon.