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Mark Wahlberg Shows Off 30-Pound Weight Gain For Upcoming Role

I, like many people, have lots of dream jobs. I'd love to be an entertainment news writer, covering only the Hemsworth brothers. Or, I'd love to run my own vineyard and be the sole professional taster.

However, none of these dream jobs could compare to the idea of getting paid millions to gain a little bit of weight for a huge Hollywood movie.

We give a lot of of credit to celebrities who their own stunts, as we should — they're really dedicating themselves to their role.

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However, I'd like to see the same appreciation for someone like Mark Wahlberg, who recently revealed he's gained 30-pounds for his upcoming movie role.

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In a new post shared to his Instagram, the actor shared a before and after shot of himself. The first shot shows Mark looking absolutely RIPPED.

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"From left photo 3 weeks ago to this, now. Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking," he said while tagging his personal chef.

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The second photo, taken just three weeks after, shows Mark embracing his dad bod.

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The comments were filled with praise and love for the actor from his friends, family and fans!

"Yo. You wear mad chubby well homie!" commented Mario Lopez.

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"And it looks just as hot in person baby," Mark's wife Rhea Durham commented.

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"Welcome to the how the rest of us look post quarantine," joked one fan.

"Wow kid that's dedication to your job. Looking fwd to seeing this on the screen," echoed another.

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The actor recently spoke to Jimmy Kimmel about his weight gain approach.

"After we do the boxing scenes, I get to put on as much weight as possible over the course of the film, so I’m challenging myself to put on 30 pounds in the next six weeks…" he explained.

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"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…'"

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"I want to go to 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."

What do you think of Mark's transformation? Let us know in the comments below!

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