The fighter Y Transformers Star Mark Wahlberg has shown that he is human after all, and the actor has revealed that even he, given the right circumstances, can look burly. Wahlberg has had his body undergo dramatic weight gain for his role in the upcoming biopic Father Stu, swapping the six-pack look in favor of something a little more blunt to portray the boxer-turned-priest in real life.
“From the photo on the left 3 weeks ago to this one, now. Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking.”
The actor previously revealed to Jimmy Kimmel just how far he was going to get the look right for the role, revealing that he planned to gain 30 pounds in six weeks, joking that he would do so by enjoying a 20-piece chicken nugget and 20-piece of wings. Hot Kentucky Fried Chicken with a six-pack. ” It sounds very harsh.
As shown in the images shared by Mark Wahlberg, the film will feature the actor sporting his most familiar self, as well as this plump new version. Both while sporting a glorious mustache. The actor is no stranger to undergoing a physical transformation for his craft, having gained 40 pounds of solid muscle for his role in Pain and gain, to allow your weight to fluctuate greatly during The fighter.
Wahlberg has become known for his intensely strict health and fitness regimen, having revealed in the past that he wakes up at the ridiculous 2:30 a.m. to ensure he has time to devote to his workouts alongside his busy work. and family life. However, the actor was more than ready to pass up some of those commitments for his lead role in Father Stu. “They want me to make it as healthy as possible and I say, ‘Dude, I’ve been on that regimen for so long, I just want to eat everything in sight,'” the actor said of his approach to gaining weight. “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 get my hands on.”
Father Stu It’s a project Wahlberg has been trying to get off the ground for some time and will see Marky Mark star in the biopic as boxer-turned-priest Father Stuart Long. Beginning life as an angry young man, Stu turned to boxing as a relief. Sadly, his sports career didn’t take off as expected due to injury, so he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Sadder still, this didn’t work either, when one night he was in a horrible motorcycle accident, getting hit by one car and then hit by another. It was during his hospital stay that Stu had an out-of-body experience that led him to rediscover his faith and enroll in Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon.
However, his dramatic life does not stop there as, while studying, he was diagnosed with a rare degenerative muscle disease and was forced to use crutches when ordered, ultimately resulting in the use of a motorized chair. The man now presents himself as an example of faith and love that overcome pain and difficulties. Father Stu It will also star Mel Gibson as Wahlberg’s father, with Teresa Ruiz (Narcos: Mexico) on board to play his girlfriend.