Mark Wahlberg unveils dramatic body transformation in just 'three weeks' for ...

Mark Wahlberg showed off his dramatic body transformation, after trying to 'put on as much weight as possible' for his role as a boxer-turned-priest in the upcoming film Father Stu. 

After revealing he was planning to put on 30 pounds in six weeks on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! last month, the 49-year-old shared an update on his progress with his  more than 16.3 million Instagram followers.  

'From this 3 weeks ago, to this, now. Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking,' the  Ballers star captioned his jaw-dropping before-and-after on Monday afternoon. 

New look: Wahlberg showed off his dramatic body transformation, after trying to 'put on as much weight as possible' for his role as a boxer-turned-priest in the upcoming film Father Stu

New look: Wahlberg showed off his dramatic body transformation, after trying to 'put on as much weight as possible' for his role as a boxer-turned-priest in the upcoming film Father Stu

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In Wahlberg's shirtless photo from three weeks ago, he could be seen displaying his muscular figure at the gym.  

The second snap, taken after he purposely packed on the pounds, captured him laying in bed, looking visibly heavier without his washboard abs. 

Talking about his plans to gain weight for the role, the Boogie Nights star said he wanted to 'eat everything in sight' after being on a strict food regimen 'for so long.'

'From this 3 weeks ago, to this, now. Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking,' the Ballers star captioned his jaw-dropping before-and-after on Monday afternoon

'From this 3 weeks ago, to this, now. Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking,' the Ballers star captioned his jaw-dropping before-and-after on Monday afternoon

Just temporary: The second snap, taken after he purposely packed on the pounds, captured him laying in bed, looking visibly heavier without his washboard abs

Just temporary: The second snap, taken after he purposely packed on the pounds, captured him laying in bed, looking visibly heavier without his washboard abs

'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,' he told Kimmel. 

It is a far cry from the star's usual keep fit regime.

In 2018, Wahlberg shocked his followers when he revealed his carefully regimented schedule.

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