Mark Wahlberg posts ‘dad bod’ after gaining 'as much weight as possible' for film role 5 months ago

Mark Wahlberg posts ‘dad bod’ after gaining 'as much weight as possible' for film role

The actor plans to gain around 30 pounds for his new role

Mark Wahlberg took to social media to show fans his new 'dad bod' after putting on weight ahead of his role in the upcoming film, Father Stu.


The 49-year-old American actor has reportedly put on approximately 30 pounds for the new film.

He took to Instagram yesterday to show fans a sneak preview of his new 'dad bod.'

Wahlberg said that his weight gain, which is centred around preparing for a new role, is all down to his private chef.

In the caption, the actor said: "From left photo 3 weeks ago to this, now. Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking."


Wahlberg previously said that he planned to gain around 30 pounds in 6 weeks for his future role in Father Stu. Speaking recently on the US chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wahlberg said: "I want to go 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."

Commenting on Wahlberg's Instagram post, his wife, Rhea, said: "And it looks just as hot in person baby."

Fellow actor Mario Lopez commented on the picture, saying: "Yo. You wear mad chubby well homie!"

Wahlberg gave fans a glimpse at his weight training in a recent Instagram post, explaining that Kenny has lost weight whilst he has focused on gaining weight.

He said: "Kenny’s down 50 and I’m up about 20. Inspired to be better! I’m going up another 20. Yes it’s for a role."


The new film entitled Father Stu is a biopic centred around Father Stuart Long, who was originally a boxer, before dramatically changing careers and becoming a priest.