Mark Wahlberg has always been shredded since the 90s when he
beat up minorities grabbed his junk and turned the men’s underwear section even gayer than it had been. To now, when he’s all over Instagram shilling workouts and diets and protein powders and shit. But between all the fitness and muscles, he’s also still an actor, I guess? But you watch Transformers: The Last Knight and you get back to me about your opinion on that. Yahoo! says that for his latest role, Mark found himself eating over 11,000 calories a day in an effort to put on weight for a movie about a boxer who turns into a priest.
50-year-old Mark had to really stretch it when he was portraying an insanely fit boxer who then slobs it up as a priest in the new film Stu. He had to gain 20 pounds over the course of a few weeks. Marky Mark was on The Tonight Show last night and he let Jimmy Fallon know how absolutely shitty it was to constantly stuff his face:
“Unfortunately, I had to consume, for two weeks, 7,000 calories, and then for another two weeks, 11,000 calories. And it was fun for about an hour. It’s such a hard, physical thing to do. Losing weight, you just kind of tough it out—you just don’t eat, and exercise. And this, even when you’re full, I would wake up after a meal and have another meal. I was eating every three hours. It was not fun.”
Every three hours! Is Mark Wahlberg a newborn kitten? Nah, a kitten would never commit a hate crime. Here’s a reminder of his transformation:
Mark explained that he had actually invested his own money into the movie, so even at the ripe age of two Leonardo Di Caprio Girlfriends, Mark decided to gobble up the calories and make it happen:
“Once the metabolism starts to slow down, it gets really difficult. I was trying to get this movie made for six years, we only had 30 days to shoot it, and so I wanted to really make it happen… And [I] was also crazy to have financed a lot of it myself. So I knew I was on a ticking clock on my own dime, and you get things done pretty quickly when that’s the case.”
Here’s Mark on The Tonight Show:
Well, at least Mark was able to bounce back fast and return to his buff self. His return to shape was faster than de-hate-crime-ing his Wikipedia page!