December 3rd, 2010
04:44 PM ET
Apparently grieving fathers don't gain weight - actor Ryan Gosling says he was fired from the 2009 movie "The Lovely Bones" for getting too fat.
In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the 30-year-old star reveals that he prepped to play the role of Jack Salmon – whose teenage daughter Susie is brutally murdered – by packing on 60 pounds.
"I was melting Haagen Dazs and drinking it when I was thirsty," he says. The problem was, Gosling never told film director Peter Jackson of his plan.
"We didn't talk very much during the pre-production process," Gosling says of Jackson. "It was a huge movie, and there's so many things to deal with, and he couldn't deal with the actors individually."
And when Gosling showed up on set, Jackson was shocked by his weight gain.
"We had a different idea of how the character should look. I really believed he should be 210 pounds," says Gosling, who was ultimately fired and replaced by the more muscular Mark Wahlberg.
Says Gosling, "Then I was fat and unemployed."
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