Wellington: Ryan Gosling has revealed that his 27 kg weight gain forced the bosses of ‘The Lovely Bones’ to drop him from the movie.
The actor said that his weight gain did not sit well with director Peter Jackson and his fellow producers of the movie.
Gosling said his much-ballyhooed weight gain—fueled by drinking melted Haagen Dazs ice cream when he was thirsty— was all a part of how he saw the character of Jack Salmon, the grieving-father role ultimately filled by Mark Wahlberg.
"We had a different idea of how the character should look. I really believed he should be 210 pounds (95 kilograms),” Stuff.co.nz quoted Gosling as telling the Hollywood Reporter.
Jackson disagreed, and dropped Gosling days before production began in 2007.
“We didn`t talk very much during the preproduction process, which was the problem. It was a huge movie, and there``s so many things to deal with, and he couldn``t deal with the actors individually. I just showed up on set, and I had gotten it wrong, he said.