Mark WahlbergThe legendary abs have temporarily taken off.
The 49-year-old Oscar-nominated star of “The Departed” did it Instagram on Monday to share photos of himself making his new movie “Stu”. The post featured a side-by-side photo of his muscular physique from three weeks ago and a photo of his current physique after he gained 20 pounds.
“From 3 weeks ago to now,” Wahlberg wrote. He then messaged his Chef Lawrence Duran, adding, “Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking.”
The body transformation sparked many responses, including one from the star’s wife, Rhea. And it looks just as warm in person, baby [heart emoji], ‘she remarked.
Mario Lopez posted, “Yo. You’re wearing a crazy chubby well homie!”
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Meanwhile, Baywatch wrote alum Gena Lee Nolin: “Gonna show us all – we are what we eat! The effort to exercise and eat healthy!”
Two days earlier, Wahlberg had shared footage of himself at a gym, lifting his shirt and pushing out his growing belly.
“Kenny has dropped 50 and I’m about 20,” Wahlberg wrote of his gym partner. “Inspired to get better! I’m going to go another 20. Yeah, it’s for a part.”
On April 8, the “Ted” actor appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and he told the host Jimmy Kimmel about the enigmatic real-life character he will play in director Rosalind Ross’s upcoming drama.
“I play a guy who was a fighter – he was a lot of things,” said Wahlberg. He was a fighter. He moved to LA to become an actor. He fell in love with a girl. He had an accident. He had an outward physical experience. He decided to become a priest. He died of a rare disease., IBM, but he had a big impact on many people in a very short time. “
The first part of the shoot required the performer to be in shape for his character’s time as a boxer, but Wahlberg, who previously played a boxer in “The Fighter, “was much more excited to move into the later years of the character’s life, which meant Wahlberg was finally able to let himself go.
“After we do the boxing scenes, I get to gain as much weight as possible over the course of the movie. So I challenge myself to gain 30 pounds in the next six weeks,” he said. “They want me to do it as healthy as possible. I’m like, ‘Dude, I’ve been on a regimen like that for so long, I just want to eat whatever is in sight.’ I want to go to bakeries, I want to Denny’s, I want to get pancakes. I want to get everything I could get my hands on. “
When Kimmel asked what Wahlberg was planning for his first meal of the hedonistic trajectory, the actor said it would consist of “maybe a 20-piece chicken nugget, hot wings of Kentucky Fried Chicken with a six-pack of beer. a bang. ”
These have been turbulent past weeks for Wahlberg, whose mother, Alma Wahlberg, died at the age of 78 after battling dementia.
“My angel. Rest in peace,” he posted to Instagram on April 18, along with a photo of her.