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Mark Wahlberg Talks Post Malone Acting and Losing 10 Pounds In 5 Days

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By Nic Morales

Actors change their bodies all the time for roles, and right now it's Mark Wahlberg's turn. But it's more difficult than you may think. Upon acceptance of his role in Netflix's Spenser Confidential, he wanted to beef up for the role.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Wahlberg goes into the deets on his big body change, as well as who fans can also expect to see on the new show, which is directed by the talented Peter Berg. The initial release comes fast, it's dropping on March 6th.

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He told the magazine he had to put himself on a strict diet regimen to get his body in tip top shape for the role. But he hasn't always had to put his body through this type of thing. When talking about his past roles and the body requirements for those, he said,

"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,"

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But sometimes he has had to take part in unconventional diets for roles. From beefing up to eating fried food and booze, he's shown he has what it takes to get his body ready for any role. Any role. He tells the publication,

"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."

Preparation For His Newest Role

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"I just did a bone broth and a fast and a cleanse and I literally lost 10 pounds in five days. I lost five percent body fat and I lost 20 points of visceral fat literally in five days," and continues,

"Just bone broth and steamed vegetables after the first three days and then a little bit of protein at night and that was it," the Ted actor said. But that's not all he told the magazine. He mentioned to Entertainment Weekly another celebrity fans can expect to see with him on screen.

Singer Gone Actor

Post Malone.
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Post Malone! He's always wanted to act, and now's his chance! Wahlberg tells how this chance all began. He says, "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,'"

"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.'"

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