Tom Felton, the 35-year-old actor famous for portraying Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise, recently took to Instagram to humorously express his disappointment over not being considered for the role of Ken in the movie Named Barbie.
In a light-hearted Instagram post, Felton playfully compared his iconic character, Draco Malfoy, to Ryan Gosling, who was ultimately cast as Ken in the movie. Sharing side-by-side pictures of the two actors, he humorously highlighted their striking resemblance, both sporting bleached blonde hair and intense gazes.
Adding a touch of wit to the post, Felton penned, “Kind of p****d I never got a callback #sLYTHERKeN.” The humorous hashtag, combining his Slytherin house from Harry Potter with Ken’s name, showcased Felton’s playful attitude towards the situation.
Fans enthusiastically joined in on the jesting. Many expressed their belief that Felton would have been a perfect fit for the role, jokingly stating that he was “robbed” of the opportunity. Even former Love Island host Laura Whitmore chimed in, supporting the notion that Ken “could easily have been you.”
Amidst the banter, fans couldn’t help but notice the uncanny resemblance between Felton and Gosling in the shared photos, reinforcing the humor behind Felton’s playful disappointment.
Tom Felton, who began his acting career at the tender age of 12 with Harry Potter, has since continued to showcase his talent in various films like Risen and Belle. In 2022, he made his West End debut in London, impressing audiences with his performance in the play 2:22 A Ghost Story.
Meanwhile, the upcoming comedy film Barbie stars Ryan Gosling alongside Margot Robbie. Twitter users lauded Ryan’s performance after the release of the movie’s trailer.
While fans may have been amused by Tom Felton’s good-natured jesting about the role of Ken, they eagerly await the release of Barbie to see Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of the iconic character.