Mark Wahlberg has revealed the lengths she had to go through to prepare her body for her role in the next film. Stu.
Recently talking about Tonight’s Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 50 year old The dead people star revealed that she had to gain a lot of weight – at one point she gained at least 20 pounds (roughly nine kilograms) in three weeks – through an arduous process.
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“Unfortunately, I had to consume for two weeks, 7000 calories, and then for another two weeks, 11,000 calories [a day]”Wahlberg said.
The 11,000 calories are equivalent to almost 43 McDonald’s Big Mac hamburgers.
“It was fun for about an hour,” he joked.
The Ted The star plays Father Stuart Long, a boxer who changed careers to join the priesthood, in his next film. Stu – based on a true story.
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Wahlberg wasn’t necessarily excited about what it took to transform his body, saying sticking to the high-calorie diet was “a physical and difficult thing to do,” more so than when he’d previously had to lose weight for other roles.
“When you lose weight, you just push yourself, you just don’t eat and you don’t exercise,” he said.
“And this, even when you’re full, I’d wake up after one meal and eat another. I was eating every three hours. It wasn’t fun.”
Wahlberg said transforming your body in this way becomes more difficult as you age.
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The Instant family star, who turned 50 last month, said: “Once the metabolism starts to slow down, it becomes really difficult. I was trying to make this movie for six years, we only had 30 days to shoot it, so I wanted to really happen “.
He also admitted that while financing the film, he felt the pressure to transform himself, as he was “in a clock ticking in [his] own dime. “
In May, Lawrence Duran, the Deep water horizon actor’s personal chef, talked with ME! News on the ins and outs of the Wahlberg transformation.
“He’s eating every three hours,” Durán told the publication.
“We make good carbs, dark green veggies, and then we just switch proteins throughout the day and at least a dozen eggs a day.”
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After waking up at 3 am, Wahlberg had a “pre-breakfast” of four eggs.
“After training, which is usually between 5 and 6 in the morning, we made eight eggs, six strips of bacon, a cup of rice, two tablespoons of olive oil, and a protein shake,” Duran said.
“It’s your protein-inspired way of gaining weight to help build a little more muscle as well.”
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Actors who completely transformed for the roles.