Mark Wahlberg realizes that he may have a half-baked plan to quickly make his muscular body disappear.
The 50-year-old The Departed star attended the Tonight Show on Thursday July 15 to promote his upcoming drama Joe Bell. During the interview, host Jimmy Fallon asked about the recent filming of his latest film Stu, which saw Mark gain at least 20 pounds over the course of three weeks to portray a real boxer turned priest.
When he spoke to Jimmy Kimmel As recently as April, just before the trial began, Mark sounded exuberant about the chance of gaining significant weight over the course of the 30-day film shoot. However, as he explained to Jimmy Fallon, he has since learned that this may not be the smartest choice.
“Unfortunately, I had to eat 7,000 calories for two weeks and then 11,000 calories for another two weeks,” said the star. “And it was fun for about an hour. It’s such a tough, physical thing. Losing weight, you just have to stick it out – you just don’t eat and don’t exercise. And that, even when you are full, I woke up after a meal and ate another meal. I ate every three hours. It wasn’t fun. “