Why did Gosling really leave The Lovely Bones?
10.29.07 by REELZ
Last week we reported that Ryan Gosling dropped out of his role in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones just before filming began.
The decision was attributed to 'creative differences,' but now the Canadian actor, who is getting raves for his current work in Lars and the Real Girl, is speaking up. It appears as though Gosling and Jackson both had concerns that he was too young for the part he signed on for. "Peter and I tried to make it work and ultimately it just didn't," Gosling explains. "I think the film is much better off with Mark Wahlberg in that role."
Gosling says it is the media who are trying to spice up the story with aspersions of fighting artistes. Since his role was the father of a murdered 14-year-old girl and Gosling is just a tender 27, it sounds plausible enough to us.