Russell Crowe’s Belly Bounces Sienna Miller

Celebuzz / January 12, 2009

Russell Crowe should be careful, or he’s going to come off as a show-biz heavy in more ways than one. 

The Daily Mail reports that Sienna Miller has been dumped from the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed Robin Hood flick Nottingham, because she’d make Crowe, 44, look pudgy in comparison. (Miller, 27, had been slated to play Maid Marian in the film.)

Crowe, who is set to appear as the Sheriff of Nottingham, packed on several pounds for his role in the recent flop thriller Body of Lies. Since then, he’s been trying in vain to shed the extra weight for the Nottingham movie.

Guess he’s found a diet that suits him—just cut skinny actresses out of your life!

“It is a mess,” says an insider. “The love scenes between [Russell] and Sienna would have been laughable. He’s so old and fat and she’s so young and gorgeous.”

Producers are now reportedly “looking for an older, plumper actress to play the role so Crowe doesn’t look like a paunchy grandpa. Someone in her late 30s or early 40s.”

This isn’t the only role that Miller has lost recently due to male insecurity.  She was due to star in the upcoming Guy Ritchie-directed Sherlock Holmes until her former boyfriend Jude Law signed on for the cast.

And she hasn’t done much to win hearts and minds with her relationship to married actor Balthazar Getty either.

Luckily, Sienna has another skill to fall back on if she’s entirely cut off from the film industry—suing tabloids who publish her picture when she takes her top off.