The actress also says seeing her partner with his abs out made her feel like a 14-year-old girl again.
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No one was more delighted about that internet-breaking first photo of Ryan Gosling as Ken than Eva Mendes.

The actress, who has been dating Gosling for more than a decade (they share two daughters), went on The Talk this week to share her reaction to the recent sneak peek of him in the upcoming live-action Barbie movie.

"I saw the photo and the 14-year-old in me was like, 'Ahhh,'" Mendes said with a blissful sigh. "It's a funny photo, and he's trying to be funny, so it worked on all levels."

Actress Eva Mendes is seen celebrating the New York & Company store opening at Dadeland Mall in Miami on March 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida.;
Eva Mendes asked Ryan Gosling to keep the underwear he wore in 'Barbie,' because of course.
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But Mendes did have a specific request for Gosling — which he apparently honored.

"When I saw it, when he sent it to me from work, I was like, 'Can I please have that underwear? Please, I never ask for anything,'" Mendes recalled.

"So anyway, I do have it" she added. "I'm wearing it right now."

When asked about Gosling's platinum-blond look for the flick, Mendes reminded viewers that he's literally playing a Ken doll, starring opposite Margot Robbie as Barbie in the film, which is directed by Greta Gerwig.

"People do know he's not playing a real person, right?" Mendes said. "He's playing a fake person."

Watch the interview above, which also includes Jerry O'Connell dressing up like Gosling's Ken — if that's something you want to see.

Barbie is set to hit theaters July 21, 2023.

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