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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

Mark Wahlberg loses big, sheds 30kg for The Gambler

ANI  Melbourne, June 23, 2014
First Published: 15:19 IST(23/6/2014) | Last Updated: 17:02 IST(23/6/2014)

Mark Wahlberg shed almost 30kg for the title character in Rupert Wyatt's remake of The Gambler, it has been revealed.

The Ted actor said that he was on a liquid diet for about a month under the watchful eye of doctors and continued to lose weight during the shoot, reports News.com.au.

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He was relieved once he could start eating again and he believes it is lot easier to gain weight than to lose it, as he could see a remarkable rapid transition when he was getting back to his normal size, he added.

The 43-year-old actor plays the role of a literary professor whose gambling addiction sees him run afoul of gangsters in the upcoming movie.

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