Ncuti Gatwa recalls his nervousness and being captivated by Ryan Gosling's blue eyes when he first joined the Barbie set. In an interview with Elle before the SAG-AFTRA strike, Gatwa admitted that he was so nervous that he hardly spoke for the first month. He shared an amusing moment when he was talking to Greta Gerwig and turned around to find Ryan Gosling looking at him. Gatwa was so taken aback by Gosling's blue eyes that he "drowned" in them. However, Gatwa eventually overcame his anxiety and had a positive experience working on the Gerwig-directed film.
He noted that it was the kindest and most empathetic set he had ever been on. Gatwa went on to mention the strong bond among the cast, recalling a fun night when Margot Robbie, who plays Barbie, organized a trip for the cast to see the stage version of Magic Mike. They played old-school garage tunes and enjoyed the performance, before heading to London nightclub The Box.
The next day, the group chat was buzzing with excitement. Gatwa played one of the Kens in Barbie, alongside his Sex Education co-stars Emma Mackey and Connor Swindells. Meanwhile, Sex Education is coming to an end after four seasons, with the premiere of Season 4 on September 21. Gatwa's next project is taking on the role of the Fifteenth Doctor in the upcoming season of Doctor Who.