In 2007, FilmDrunk favorite and butterfly kisser Ryan Gosling dropped out of the leading role in The Lovely Bones due to what he claimed to be a glaring difference in his own age and the age of his character, Jack Salmon. Both Gosling and director Peter Jackson claimed they tried to make things work, but Baby Goose eventually walked and Mark Wahlberg took the role instead. And ever since the film’s release earlier this year, Vince hasn’t shut up about how much he loved it. Just kidding.
Now, though, Gosling has changed his story, perhaps because of his lifelong philosophy – “Lies turn into cries.” Original reports stated that Gosling showed up to the set in 2007 20 pounds heavier than when Jackson had given him the role. Gosling recently told The Hollywood Reporter during an Oscars roundtable interview that he was, in fact, 60 pounds overweight and that he and Jackson had completely different ideas about the character, which led to the split.
“I really believed [the character] should be 210 pounds. I was melting Haagen Dazs and drinking it when I was thirsty,” he admitted. “I really believed in it. I was excited about it.”
Ryan said when he got on set, he was asked to hit the treadmill. “I just showed up on set and I’d gotten it wrong. … It didn’t ever become about the weight because the weight was just indicative of a deeper misunderstanding about the character.” (Via Entertainment Tonight)
I hate to call Gosling out when he seems like such a wonderful guy (with the exception of his joy for shutting down Twitter accounts) but I see right through his little charade. He didn’t gain 60 pounds so that he better fit his own vision of the Jack Salmon character. He did it so more people could hug him at one time. Sorry, but girls only. “Hey girl, the only reacharound I know about is the Heimlich maneuver.”