Mark Wahlberg reveals insane diet to gain weight for Stu role

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By Ray Ampoloquio July 19, 2021

When you think of Mark Wahlberg, the last thought that enters your mind is him gorging on what can only be described as an inhuman amount of calories every day.

However, to prepare for his role in Stu, that's exactly what he did.

As recently revealed by the 50-year-old actor, he had to consume 11,000 calories a day for two weeks straight to gain enough mass to portray Father Stuart Long.

The fitness-obsessed actor had to gain 40 pounds of weight to properly portray the main character of Stu.

Wahlberg has committed to seeing the faith-based biopic come to fruition since 2016, and as the movie's producer, it stands to reason that Wahlberg wants to give his portrayal justice.

Judging by the photos of him as Stu that have surfaced, it's safe to say that he has succeeded.

Unfortunately, just how much larger and different Wahlberg will look in the movie is something that fans will have to wait to see.

Stay tuned to Xfire for more news about Stu.