Peloton Instructor Cody Rigsby Shares He Auditioned for Ken in the Barbie Movie

Barbie movie fans: Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby recently revealed that he auditioned for the role of a Ken in the Barbie movie!

As first reported by pop culture website The Things, Barbie writer and director Greta Gerwig apparently personally requested that Cody audition for the movie.

Cody divulged the information on the Out & About podcast with Pat McAuliffe and Joey Camasta of Barstool Sports earlier this week. You can view the complete interview via YouTube.

The podcast hosts ask Cody if he saw the Barbie movie. He replies that he did and loved it, to which the hosts point out that Cody would have made a great “Ken.” Cody says:

“Do you want me to give you an exclusive? I did audition for it – for Ken, yeah. I auditioned for Ken back in February of last year. I never told anybody that, by the way.”

Cody goes on to share that the interview was entirely via Zoom and that he was specifically asked to interview for the role. He explained:

“I was told that Greta asked for me personally…I guess she’s a fan or takes my rides, so I auditioned. In all honesty I’m not a great actor, but I f*cking slayed that audition. So, I don’t know what happened. But you know, you put it out there and it is what it is!”

Cody doesn’t share specifically which “Ken” role he auditioned for in this interview. Update – Note that Greta Gerwig has reportedly talked about how she wrote the role of “the” Ken for Ryan Gosling, so Cody’s role he would have been auditioning for was likely for “a” Ken in the movie.

In case you missed it, earlier this summer Peloton held a special class series dedicated to the Barbie movie.

You can listen to the full podcast with Cody – episode 201 of Out & About from August 23, 2023 – wherever you listen to your podcasts, or you can also watch via YouTube.

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Katie Weicher
Katie Weicher is a writer for Pelo Buddy. She purchased her Peloton Bike in 2016 and has been riding, strength training, and yoga flowing ever since. You can find her on the leaderboard at #kweich.

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