Mark Wahlberg Put on 20 Pounds in Three Weeks for a Role

Less than a month ago, Mark Wahlberg informed Jimmy Kimmel that he was going to gain 30 pounds in six weeks for a film role. The actor joked that he would bump up the number on the scale by chowing down on a "20-piece chicken nugget and 20-piece hot wings from Kentucky Fried Chicken with a six-pack of beer."

Now, Wahlberg's transformation for his role in Father Stu as a boxer-turned-priest has officially begun, as evidenced by his recent Instagram post.

"From this, three weeks ago, to this, now," Wahlberg captioned the post on May 3, which featured and before-and-after shot. "I'm up about 20. I'm going up another 20. Yes, it's for a role."

Wahlberg's famously intense daily routine went viral a few years ago, which includes a strict diet and workout schedule, but the actor has no issue taking a break from the rigidity of his day-to-day life.

"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," he said. "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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