Actor Mark Wahlberg is used to altering his weight for movie roles. However for The Gambler, he went to excessive lengths to shed extra kilos than he ever had.
Michael Bay instructed Mark Wahlberg that he appeared like crap when he misplaced a lot weight
Wahlberg turned the face of Michael Bay’s later Transformers films after Shia LaBeouf left the franchise. However in one of many sequels, Wahlberg didn’t appear like the motion star that many had been aware of. He misplaced a staggering quantity of weight to star within the characteristic movie The Gambler, dropping 60 kilos for the film. It was the thinnest he’d ever been.
”I went from 197 to – the lightest I’d ever been in a film was in Boogie Nights, I used to be 138 – so I needed to beat that,” Wahlberg as soon as stated in keeping with Contact Music. “I beat it by a pound, so 137. I was losing weight while we were shooting the movie too, so continuity kind of went out of the window.”
He misplaced a lot weight that on the time he had some noticeable unwanted effects that fearful the studio.
”[I had] no vitality, no vitamin, and the studio, there was a grievance about that, that my lips had been at all times trying blue,” Wahlberg stated. ”What the f*** would you like me to do? I haven’t eaten something! Should you make them crimson, I’m going to look bizarre, like I’ve acquired lipstick on, so it’s what it’s.”
Wahlberg needed to shoot Transformers not too lengthy after The Gambler. However Bay was lower than happy to see his star’s new look.
“He goes, ‘You look like crap! What are you going to do? We’ve got to shoot in five weeks,’” Wahlberg remembered in keeping with CP24. “I probably put on 40 pounds back. But it still wasn’t enough for him. He said, ‘Aw, I’ve got to shoot you like this to make you look cool again.’”
How Mark Wahlberg’s household reacted to his dramatic weight reduction
Bay wasn’t the one one delay by Wahlberg’s weight reduction. His spouse Rhea Durham and kids had an identical response, however it wasn’t wherever close to as unhealthy as Bay’s.
“[Michael Bay] is a perfectionist. He was more upset than my wife. I mean, my wife was a little freaked out that I was losing this much weight, but he was really freaked out,” he stated.
However when Wahlberg began bulking again up for one more position, his daughter quipped that appearing may not have been his true calling.
“I’m training now for this other thing and my daughter’s like, ‘ You should quit your job, you should become a body builder.’ She’s just being sarcastic. She’s probably heard her mother say something,” he stated.
Mark Wahlberg was depressing on ‘The Gambler’
Dropping all that weight wasn’t a enjoyable time for The Departed star. Particularly since he was fairly huge on consuming.
“I became a miserable prick,” Wahlberg as soon as instructed Yahoo. “I’m a huge foodie. I’d have a dinner meeting with a group, and just watch them eat. I had a major, major craving for anything and everything. I would go to places and look at the menu. My wife would be like, ‘Why are you torturing yourself?’”
His urge for food grew a lot that he as soon as stood round meals simply to be close to it.
“At one point, we went to Montecito [California]. We went to church, and then we went by this little cafe, and I just wanted to sit there and smell the food. And she was like, ‘What are you doing?’ Then I snapped at her. I said, ‘This is all I got. And you know what? I want to do it. I’ll stay here as long as I want. You take the car, go back and come get me.’ And I just stayed there, smelling the food,” he recalled.