Ryan Gosling has revealed he lost out on a movie role after bingeing on ice cream.
The Gangster Squad star was attempting to put on weight ahead of filming for the movie adaptation of The Lovely Bones.
But the A-list actor took things a little too far - and was promptly ditched, with Mark Wahlberg getting the role instead.
In an interview with ShortList magazine, Ryan explained: "I think the hardest thing I did was gain 50lb in a few months.
"Just in my own world, that was pretty awful. I stopped drinking water and instead melted pints of Häagen-Dazs and drank that when I was thirsty."
Thankfully, Ryan is now well and truly back to his former hotness.
He has, however, described beefing up as "pointless". According to Perez Hilton, he said: "... You go to a gym and you lift a heavy thing so a muscle grows, but the only thing the muscle can actually do is to lift that heavy thing.
"After a while they're like pets because they don't do anything useful. But you have to feed them and take care of them otherwise they'll go away."
Ryan recently revealed that he preferred the more sedate pastime of knitting.
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