The so-called “new look” is reportedly for Wahlberg's upcoming role as a boxer-turned-priest in the film Father Stu. And it comes along with some impressive weight gain to complete the film-motivated transformation.
During an April 8 interview, Wahlberg told Jimmy Kimmel that he planned to gain 30 pounds in six weeks for the role, joking he would do it by enjoying a “20-piece chicken nugget and 20-piece hot wings from Kentucky Fried Chicken with a six-pack of beer." In reality, Wahlberg has been eating a whopping eight meals a day, totaling an astronomical 7,000 calories a day. Wahlberg's personal chef Lawrence Duran recently told E! News that he’s "definitely not loading him [Wahlberg] up on junk,” despite his comments to Kimmel.
"It's not easy for anyone to take in that much food even though we're breaking it up into smaller meals,” Duran told E! News. “He's eating about every three hours. We do good carbohydrates, dark green vegetables, and then, just switch up the protein throughout the day and, at least, a dozen eggs a day. "
While Wahlberg is famous for his intense daily routine, including a killer workout schedule and strict diet, he clearly has no problem taking a bit of a break to eat eggs. On May 3, Wahlberg showed off the results of his unconventional diet via an Instagram post, boasting that he gained 20 pounds in just three weeks.
Wahlberg is no stranger to going through major weight changes for his roles. From gaining 40 pound of solid muscle for his role in Pain & Game to gaining over 60 pounds for Deepwater Horizon and Patriot’s Day, Wahlberg is a true transformer.
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