Ryan Gosling Is Just As Excited For Ncuti Gatwa's Doctor Who Role As You Are

“I am such a big fan of Ncuti’s, he’s the coolest.”

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Ryan Gosling Is Officially Ncuti Gatwa's Biggest Fan
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Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa’s stardom is reaching new heights with the recent announcement that he’ll be taking over from Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor in the next Doctor Who series. The 29-year-old is also set to appear in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie film, alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. And it seems Gatwa can firmly count Gosling as one of his fans. Perhaps, his biggest one yet.

Gatwa and Gosling are both co-starring in Barbie, which is set to feature other Hollywood names, including America Ferrera and Issa Rae. Although, it appears the La La Land star is more excited about his co-star’s upcoming role as the Time Lord. During an appearance on BBC’s The One Show on Jul. 19, Gosling gushed, “I am such a big fan of Ncuti’s, he’s the coolest.” The actor continued, “Him playing Doctor Who is the most exciting thing that’s happening right now. I’m here for it.”

This isn’t the first time the Drive star has sung Gatwa’s praises - and it appears the feeling is mutual. On Jun. 27, Gatwa shared a picture on his Instagram Stories of Gosling sporting a graphic Doctor Who tee, of which Gatwa is the focal point on the shirt.

Captioning the story image, Gatwa penned ‘‘Dolls supporting Doctors… Yass King’’. The actor continued, ‘‘As if I couldn't love him more’,’ adorably followed by a purple heart emoji and puppy dog eye emoji.

Joining in on the action was Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies who also posted a candid picture of Gosling wearing the same Doctor Who tee that Gatwa shared. He sarcastically captioned the image, ‘‘This is, genuinely, Ryan Gosling wearing a T-shirt of Ncuti Gatwa as Doctor Who. We’re suing him, of course. Illegal merch #rulesarerules.’’

In the picture that Gatwa posted, Gosling seemed to be proudly sporting this Gatwa-stamped T-shirt, as he has a mic-drop facial expression and holds open up his jacket to reveal the colourful graphic tee underneath. Exactly the wholesome vibes we love to see, tbh.

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