Mark Wahlberg looks unrecognisable amid weight gain for Father Stu role

There’s no doubting Mark Wahlberg’s commitment to his job after the actor revealed a dramatic new look this week. 

Mark, 49, looked completely unrecognisable from his usual self as he revealed the results of his weight gain and new hairdo for his role in Father Stu. 

He will play the boxer-turned-priest in the titular role and has tasked himself with putting on 30lb for the part. 

Although Mark is usually known for his gym-honed body and impressive six-pack abs, he has been eating a high calorie diet in order to embody his latest character, as well as shaving off his hair. 

Mark was seen wearing a green polo shirt before pulling om a patterned jumper over the top as he smiled at the paparazzi that caught him on set in Los Angeles. 

He has been giving fans glimpses of his makeover ahead of filming the biopic, which is being directed by Mel Gibson’s wife, Rosalind Ross. 



Personal chef Lawrence Duran revealed to E! News earlier this month that Mark is having to eat 7,000 calories a day to bulk up for the job – with the recommended calories per day for men usually being around 2,500. 

Lawrence explained that Mark has to eat eight meals a day, around every three hours: ‘We meet with a team of doctors who do his bloodwork and a nutritionist who gives us a full breakdown of what his body needs, what his body’s lacking and basically come up with a meal plan accordingly.

‘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.’

In order to fit in all the meals he needs to eat to gain the 30lb, Mark has to have ‘pre-breakfast’ at 3am in the morning consisting of four eggs, before his workout anf then another breakfast of ‘eight eggs, six strips of bacon, a cup of rice, two tablespoons of olive oil and a protein shake.’

Sounds exhausting. 

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