The 49-year old actor Mark Wahlberg looks unrecognizable and different on the set of his new movie "Father Stu" filming in LA this Friday. Fans applaud his dedication.
Mark, is that you?
The 49-year-old actor was photographed on the set of his new film, in which he plays a professional boxer who becomes a priest. He has gained nearly 20 pounds for his latest role — visibly heavier, notably around the waist, with obvious prosthetics and makeup to complete the transformation.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel last month, Wahlberg told the chat show host:
"After we do the boxing scenes, I get to put on as much weight as possible over the course of the film, so I’m challenging myself to put on 30 pounds in the next six weeks."
"They want me to do it as healthy as possible and I’m like... Dude, I’ve been on such a regimen for so long, I just want to eat everything in sight. I want to go to bakeries. I want to go to Denny’s. I want to get pancakes. I want to get everything I can possibly get my hands on."
With the guidance of his personal chef, Lawrence Duran, the former Calvin Klein underwear model started eating 7,000 calories a day to help him gain weight quickly.
Although putting on weight naturally, recent images of Wahlberg have been claimed to show him wearing a "fat suit" and prosthetics.
Regardless, many of Wahlberg's fans were quick to praise Wahlberg's dedication to his art, with one person tweeting:
"God, grant me the dedication to my job, my life, my everything of Mark Wahlberg method acting his most recent movie."
James Corden one joined Mark Wahlberg for his famously grueling 4:00AM workout and it was absolutely hilarious:
The Ted star revealed his weight gain to fans earlier this month when he posted on Instagram about the difference 3 weeks can make.
Sharing two shots of himself just 21 days apart, Wahlberg captioned the post: "From left photo 3 weeks ago to this, now. Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking. [sic]"
Replying to a comment, Wahlberg revealed he had gained 20lbs between the two pictures.
Supporting her husband every step of the way, Wahlberg's wife, 42-year-old model Rhea Durham, commented: "And it looks just as hot in person baby."
Father Stu is a forthcoming biopic about Father Stuart Long, a story Wahlberg has recently been trying to tell for many years on the big screen.
Rosalind Ross, Mel Gibson's partner, is the director of the film.
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