Mark Wahlberg is ready to pack on some pounds for a new movie role, and he plans to do it with a “20-piece chicken nugget and 20-piece hot wings from Kentucky Fried Chicken with a six-pack of beer.”
The 49-year-old actor is currently preparing for a role as a boxer-turned-priest in the film Father Stu. Wahlberg recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, telling the late night host he plans to gain about 30 pounds in six weeks for the project.
“After we do the boxing scenes, I get to put on as much weight as possible over the course of the film, so I’m challenging myself to put on 30 pounds in the next six weeks,” Wahlberg said.
“They want me to do it as healthy as possible and I’m like ‘Dude, I’ve been on such a regimen for so long, I just want to eat everything in sight,'” the actor told Kimmel. “I want to go bakeries. I want to go to Denny’s. I want to get pancakes. I want to get everything I can possibly get my hands on.”
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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.
As for that KFC 40-piece meal, Wahlberg cautions, “I might need a port-a-potty too, but we’re ready to go.” Yikes.
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