Hey he now looks like a member of an aging “Funky Bunch” and not the cut up model rap teen icon brother of a member of a boy band. So Mark Wahlberg looked weirdly unrecognizable while spotted filming his latest project, “Father Stu,” in Los Angeles on Friday.
New pics which I have here you can see the 49-year-old who has gained at least 20 pounds for his latest role as a boxer-turned-priest father Stu. While he is in a fat suit he’s also noticeably heavier, especially around the waist which I’m sure the suit will make that belly pop! The look is amazing I mean the prosthetics and makeup to complete the transformation is on the money and really can’t even tell it’s him unless you look real hard.
May 1, Mark posted he was up “about 20” pounds so far, adding a side-by-side look at how different his body looked in just three weeks. In order to gain weight quickly, the former Calvin Klein underwear model started eating 7,000 calories a day thanks to a customized meal plan by his personal chef, Lawrence Duran. Now the movie “Father Stu” is a project of love for Wahlberg who has been working on for six years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Mel Gibson co-stars in the film, while Gibson’s longtime partner, Rosalind Ross, wrote the script and will be making her directorial debut with the biopic.
The film will tell the story of real-life Father Stuart Long who hailed from Helena, Montana. According to Father Long’s 2014 obituary, the priest “excelled” in boxing as a young adult, winning the 1985 Golden Gloves heavyweight title for the state of Montana.
Sadly his professional career in boxing was cut short after Long underwent jaw reconstructive surgery in the late ’80s. In the nearly 20-year road from boxer to man of the cloth, Long did not live an easy life. He faced several struggles, including a brutal near-death motorcycle accident, as explained in his obituary. Looks good so far can’t wait to see more.