Ryan Gosling was fired for being too fat

Ryan Gosling was fired for being too fat

Gosling in 2007 (Image: Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic/Getty Images)  

Ryan Gosling admitted this week that he was fired from The Lovely Bones back in 2007 because he put on too much weight in preparation for the role. He told The Hollywood Reporter that he melted Häagen-Dazs and drank it in order to bulk up to 210 pounds, but director Peter Jackson wanted a trimmer look for the role of grieving father Jack Salmon and replaced him with Mark Wahlberg. “I really believed he should be 210 pounds,” Gosling said. “I just showed up on set, and I had gotten it wrong.”

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