Originally Posted by Bruce Malone
I'm thinking he might have been a bit bigger in origins as well despite wanting to be bigger for this film.
Here's his quote actually from when darren was still attached:
He was apparently in bulk up mode when the production was delayed and i guess he had to trim back down for les miz. Still good progress though coming from a trim down.
Aronofsky also wanted the hair from the comics. It played a role in his screenplay.