On Saturday, Variety reported that Mark Wahlberg replaced Ryan Gosling in Peter Jackson‘s adaptation of the Alice Sebold bestseller "The Lovely Bones" a mere one day before shooting was scheduled to begin. Gosling had already gained 20 pounds and grown a beard for the role of the father of a young murdered girl, but exited due to "creative differences," with Wahlberg presumably coming in with all his prettiness intact. Page Six attempts to dig up the dirt today:
"Peter couldn’t stand Ryan," said one 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."
He cut his own hair! Gosling, you wicked diva. Alex Pappademas profiles the puppied-eyed actor with the impressive resume in GQ this month, and gets him talking about his childhood success on a "Star Search"-esque show, breaking up with Rachel McAdams, and even acting.
â€œPeople always say, â€˜Go make the Fractures so you can make your Half Nelsonsâ€™,â€ Gosling says. â€œAnd the truth is, I got way more opportunities out of Half Nelson than I did out of Fracture.
Iâ€™ve always been surprised at how many opportunities Iâ€™ve gotten out of
the things I really believed in, versus the things I thought I should be doing.
â€œIâ€™ve had actors that I really respect tell me, â€˜Youâ€™ve gotta
surf-and-turf it in this town. One for them and one for you.â€™ Thatâ€™s
not true. Itâ€™s really three for them and one for you. And not only
thatâ€”if you do three for them, youâ€™ve set a precedent. Any way you
point yourself is where youâ€™re gonna go. If you point yourself in that
direction, itâ€™s hard to ever come back.â€
Our question is, was "The Lovely Bones" meant to be a "Fracture" or a "Half Nelson"?