Actor Mark Wahlberg has dropped a dramatic 61 pounds for his new role in “The Gambler.”
“The Lone Survivor” star slimmed to just 135 pounds to play a literary professor with addiction issues in the new film.
He tells People magazine, “I started at 196 and got down to 135… I began with a liquid diet. Then I completely changed my training program and gave up wine, bread and pasta. Now I’m eating small portions of protein throughout the day and jumping rope a lot.”
“The Gambler” is set to hit theaters next year, and could land Wahlberg an Oscar nod – Matthew McConaughey just won gold for playing an emaciated AIDS victim in Dallas Buyers Club.