Why Was Ryan Gosling Let Go from The Lovely Bones?

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As we reported yesterday, Mark Wahlberg has taken over for Ryan Gosling in the big screen adaption of The Lovely Bones?

Ryan Gosling and Peter Jackson
But why?

The LA Times reports that Ryan was too fat for the role:

"Peter Jackson was said to be quite surprised that Gosling had showed up to start work on The Lovely Bones looking like he'd donned a fat suit.

According to sources, the 26-year-old Gosling had apparently told the director he was going to gain weight to age himself up to play the part of a grieving father, but Jackson was still expecting some movie star allure â€" not paunch and a beard.

By Friday, Gosling had left the high-profile production over those pesky "creative differences," and, by Sunday, he'd been replaced by 36-year-old Mark Wahlberg, who actually could be old enough to father a teenager."

Beyond that, Page Six reports that Ryan was a diva.

"‘Peter couldn't stand Ryan," said a source. Though Variety reported that Gosling had "stepped down" and was replaced by Mark Wahlberg, our source said, ‘Ryan cut his own hair, and was fighting with wardrobe. He was so demanding... Peter booted him two days before filming started.'"

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The Lovely Bones Quotes

My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name, Susie. I was fourteen years old when I was murdered on December 6th, 1973. I wasn't gone. I was alive in my own perfect world. But in my heart, I knew it wasn't perfect. My murderer still haunted me. My father had the pieces but he couldn't make them fit. I waited for justice but justice did not come.

Susie Salmon

You have a tomb in the middle of your house!

Grandma Lynn