Ryan Gosling Got Fired From ‘The Lovely Bones’ After Gaining 60 Pounds

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ryan Gosling poses on the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards

It’s not unusual for actors to turn out to be unrecognizable for roles. But in Ryan Gosling’s case, altering his look got here at a worth.

Ryan Gosling reworked himself to play a grieving father in ‘The Lovely Bones’

Ryan Gosling poses on the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards
Ryan Gosling attends the 2017 Academy Awards | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

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Based on the eponymous novel by creator Alice Sebold, the movie adaptation of The Lovely Bones tells the unhappy story of a teenage lady, Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan). Following her homicide, Susie watches over her household as they arrive to phrases together with her horrific loss of life. 

Cast as Jack Salmon, Susie’s grieving father, Gosling felt his character ought to look a sure method. And so started his bodily transformation. 

Ryan Gosling gained 60 kilos for ‘The Lovely Bones’ consuming melted ice cream

As he advised The Hollywood Reporter in 2010, Gosling placed on 60 kilos to prep for his position as Jack Salmon. 

“I was 150 pounds when [director Peter Jackson] hired me, and I showed up on set 210 pounds,” he stated. 

How’d he do it? By consuming a lot of ice cream. 

“I was melting Haagen Dazs and drinking it when I was thirsty,” Gosling advised the outlet. 

Ryan Gosling ‘really believed’ his character ‘should be 210 pounds’

In the identical dialog, Gosling addressed shedding a spot in The Lovely Bones. He stated it stemmed from him and the director having differing opinions on Jack Salmon’s look. 

“We had a different idea of how the character should look,” Gosling stated. “I really believed he should be 210 pounds,” he added.

Ryan Gosling at a press conference for 'Blade Runner 2049'Ryan Gosling at a press conference for 'Blade Runner 2049'
Ryan Gosling at a press convention for ‘Blade Runner 2049’ | Vera Anderson/WireImage

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He continued, recounting what occurred when he arrived on the set of The Lovely Bones with 60 further kilos on his body. 

“I really believed in it. I was excited about it. I showed up, and they said, ‘You look terrible.’ And I said, ‘I know! Isn’t it great?’ ‘No, it’s not. Go hit the treadmill’ … then I was fat and unemployed,” Gosling stated.

‘The Lovely Bones’ screenwriter says  Ryan Gosling felt ‘uncomfortable’ in his position 

A 12 months earlier than Gosling commented on The Lovely Bones, one particular person from the film opened up about his departure. Fran Walsh, the screenwriter behind The Lovely Bones, who can be the director’s spouse, stated the actor’s insecurities resulted in his exit.

“Ryan came to us two or three times and said, ‘I’m not the right person for this role. I’m too young,”‘ she stated. “And we said, ‘No, no, no. We can age you up. We can thin your hair.’ We were very keen.”

She continued, saying over time it turned apparent Gosling wasn’t proper for the position.

“It wasn’t until we were in preproduction and we had the cast there that it became increasingly clear: He was so uncomfortable moving forward, and we began to feel he was not right. It was our blindness, the desire to make it work no matter what,” Walsh stated. 

Ultimately, the position of Jack Salmon went to Mark Wahlberg.

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