(NEW YORK) -- Ryan Gosling has revealed why audiences didn't see him in last year's adaptation of the blockbuster novel The Lovely Bones: he was too fat.
The typically slender Canadian actor, who is currently promoting his buzzed about new film Blue Valentine, told The Hollywood Reporter during an actor's roundtable that he guzzled ice cream to bloat up for the role in Peter Jackson's take on Alice Sebold's bestseller.
"I was 150 pounds when [Jackson] hired me, and I showed up on set 210 pounds," Gosling said. "We had a different idea of how the character should look. I really believed he should be 210 pounds. I was melting Haagen Dazs and drinking it when I was thirsty."
The actor blames lack of communication with the Jackson for the mix up that led to his risky character work going to waste.
Gosling exited the film before production began, with Paramount, the studio behind the film, citing "creative differences" with the actor. Mark Wahlberg eventually stepped into the role of grieving father Jack Salmon.
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