Ryan Gosling said he was "fat and unemployed" after showing up on set of 'The Lovely Bones' 60 pounds bigger.
During a round table conversation put on by The Hollywood Reporter that included a number of other Oscar Award hopefuls, Ryan said he and 'The Lovely Bones' director Peter Jackson had "wildly different" ideas as to what the character of Jack Salmon (that was eventually played by Mark Wahlberg) was to look and act like. "I was 150 pounds when he hired me, and I showed up on set 210 pounds," he disclosed.
"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."
The actor seems to have bounced back from the "misunderstanding" as his role in 'Blue Valentine' is getting a bit of Oscar buzz. Watch the video for more from Hollywood's finest including Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, James Franco, Robert Duvall and Colin Firth -- and check out the new THR.com.