Ryan Gosling Surprises Director Greta Gerwig with Memorable Birthday Flash Mob Celebration for Barbie’s Success
Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling added a touch of magic to director Greta Gerwig’s birthday, commemorating her 40th year in an unforgettable way.
As Warner Bros.’ Barbie film continues its triumphant run at the box office, Gosling orchestrated a surprise flash mob celebration that left Gerwig beaming with joy.
The official Instagram account of the Barbie film shared a heartwarming video capturing the surprise moment.
Amid what appeared to be a Pilates class, Gerwig found herself surrounded by a cheerful assembly of Barbies and Kens, who burst into the room with exuberance to honor the talented filmmaker.
The Barbie movie, featuring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Gosling himself as Ken, has dominated the domestic box office for three consecutive weekends.
The film’s resounding success culminated on Sunday as it soared past the remarkable milestone of $1 billion in global earnings, an unprecedented achievement for a live-action movie directed by a solo female filmmaker.
In the Instagram post, the caption playfully noted, “As Kens know… Sometimes the only way to express your feelings is through song & dance!” The caption playfully alluded to Gosling’s on-screen character and continued, “Ken Ryan sent these special Barbies and Kens to start Greta’s birthday with all the feelings!!”
The heartwarming video showcases a group of Ken dolls energetically performing a choreographed dance routine to the tune of “I’m Just Ken,” a song charmingly performed by Gosling in the film.
The ambiance takes a vibrant turn as a delightful array of Barbie dolls enters the scene, joining forces with the Kens for an exuberant display of dance, synchronized to Dua Lipa’s infectious track “Dance the Night,” another popular inclusion in the movie’s soundtrack.
Gerwig’s elation is palpable as she gazes at the jubilant spectacle.
“That was so beautiful!” she exclaims, her happiness radiating through her words. Eager to uncover the orchestrator of this delightful surprise, she inquires about the mastermind behind the enchanting flash mob.
To her delight, she learns that the ingenious idea was the brainchild of none other than Ryan Gosling himself. The post also credits BookAFlashMob.com, presumably the coordinating force behind the heartwarming performance.
Derived from the beloved Mattel toy line, the Barbie film’s domestic box office earnings soared to an impressive $459.4 million over the weekend, bolstered by an additional $53 million.
This remarkable feat was paralleled on a global scale, as the movie’s cumulative earnings surged to an astonishing $1.03 billion by Sunday.
Ryan Gosling’s creative and touching gesture not only added an extra layer of joy to Greta Gerwig’s milestone birthday but also underscored the groundbreaking accomplishment of the Barbie film, solidifying its place in cinematic history.
As the film continues to captivate audiences and achieve unprecedented success, Gosling’s flash mob surprise serves as a heartwarming reminder of the magic that can be created both on and off the silver screen.