There is nothing that I like more on a Friday than some fun facts about my favorite celebrities, and this Buzzfeed list just gave me a killer start to an awesome weekend. Buzzfeed just published a list of 45 things that you need to know about Ryan Gosling. The list has a rundown of some of the coolest things that this celebrity has ever done. For example, did you know that he once bought out a Girl Scout stand and handed out the boxes to people on the street? Now I do, and I would give almost anything for a box of Thin Mints that I got free from the star of The Notebook. (Seriously, do you think anyone put those up for auction in eBay?)
But while I'm not surprised that Gosling is as charitable as he is attractive, one thing that did surprise me was his pre-film diet. For those of you who don't know, Gosling was supposed to play the lead in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. In order to prep for the role, Gosling decided that he was going to "beef up" to more accurately portray how he felt the character should look. Only by beefing up, we really mean gaining a lot of weight through a diet of melted ice cream. According to Gosling's interview with The Hollywood Reporter , this is what happened:
I was 150 pounds when [Jackson] hired me, and I showed up on set 210 pounds... We had a different idea of how the character should look. I really believed he should be 210 pounds. I was melting Haagen Dazs and drinking it when I was thirsty.
Seriously! Gosling downed a Haagen Dazs in order to add the pounds. That's like, a dream come true for me. Of course, Gosling was promptly fired for being "too fat," but at least he got to eat his ice cream AND look ripped in his newer films like Crazy, Stupid Love.
Maybe it was just too hard for him to be so beautiful?
But then again, he did lose a job over this whole "I'm going to be fat" thing.
So maybe Ryan Gosling should stick to his usual diet.
Sorry bud, we too wish it was possible to get six pack abs with an ice cream cleanse.