The actor, who is set to star in Netflix’s Spenser Confidential, directed by Peter Berg, revealed in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that he was expected to be “ripped” for the role but was at a point in his life where he had been “eating what I want and drinking what I wanted”.
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Speaking to the outlet, Wahlberg confessed he went on a strict diet ahead of the film, resulting in him losing 4.5 kilograms in just five days.
“We did Lone Survivor right after 2 Guns and before that I did Pain and Gain, so I was really heavy and kinda bloated by the time we got to Lone Survivor,” Wahlberg explained.
“And then we did Deepwater Horizon where I was getting as heavy as possible drinking beer and fried food to play a guy who worked on an oil rig. Then we did Patriots Day where I was limping around, a cop who was kinda out of shape.”
Wahlberg said he ate clean and “trained like a crazy person” for five months to meet Berg’s needs. But he also saw dramatic results in less than a week after a liquid diet.
“I just did a bone broth and a fast and a cleanse and I literally lost 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) in five days. I lost 5 per cent body fat and I lost 20 points of visceral fat literally in five days,” the Ted actor explained.
“Just bone broth and steamed vegetables after the first three days and then a little bit of protein at night and that was it,” he continued.
Another big star who landed a role in the film is Post Malone. Wahlberg recalled what it took to get the Circles singer on-board for his first acting role.
“This whole idea of putting him in a film started at my house, at my wife’s 40th birthday. We were hanging out, having a couple of drinks, and he was like, ‘You know, I really wanna be in a movie. I’d really wanna die in a movie’,” Wahlberg recalled. “I said, ‘Well, I don’t know if I can kill you off in the movie, but we’d like to put you in the movie and maybe we can have a fight. I can beat the crap out of you and you can stab me’. And he said, ‘Absolutely’.”
Spenser Confidential is set to debut on Netflix on March 6.
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