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.