Mark Wahlberg celebrated with cookies after he finished filming The Fighter.
Wahlberg, 39, put himself on a strict diet and exercise regime for over four years in preparation for his role as boxer Micky Ward in The Fighter.
He says he ate “everything,” after being on a strict diet for so long. “I just became obsessed with chocolate-chip cookies and stuff that I never really had any interest in eating [before],” Wahlberg told People on Friday.
Wahlberg’s wife, Rhea Durham, wasn’t pleased with his indulgences.
Wahlberg shares, “She said, ‘You might as well take care of yourself.’ But I needed a break from it. Certainly four-and-a-half years was very draining. I needed that time off, and now I need to get back in there.”
Wahlberg’s co-star, Christian Bale, also had to drop a lot of weight for his role in the fighter (read more).
Catch Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in The Fighter this weekend.