Mark Wahlberg reveals he gained 20 pounds in 3 weeks for movie role

Mark Wahlberg has proven his willingness to give up his fit physique for a movie role. 

The 49-year-old actor revealed on Tuesday he’s gained 20 pounds in just three weeks for his character in the upcoming boxing film “Stu.”

“From left photo 3 weeks ago to this, now. Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking,” Wahlberg captioned the shot of his larger belly and thicker arms.

In an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in early April, “The Departed” star said his goal was to gain 30 pounds.

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“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,” he explained. 

Wahlberg said he plans on “eating lots of burgers and lots of buns” to help

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