GMA: Mark Wahlberg Pain & Gain
Mark Wahlberg came by Good Morning America April 15 2013 to talk about his new film, Pain & Gain. The movie is based on a true story, but it’s so hard to believe that at one point in the film they put up the line “This is still a true story,” to remind viewers that what they’re seeing is based on fact.
Mark Wahlberg said that when he read the script, he didn’t believe it was true and had to do research to double check it. The script is about three former body builders who kidnap for money and murder people. The man that Mark Wahlberg portrays is even on death row.
GMA: Mark Wahlberg Comedy
Mark Walhberg said that this movie has a lot of humor in it, but they never played anything for laughs. He said that the guys are just so outrageous, it’s hard not to laugh. He said the movie is also very much in their heads.
GMA: Mark Wahlberg Weight Gain
Mark Wahlberg gained over 40 pounds for the role. He said he was eating 10 meals a day and doing a lot of what he called “old school heavy weight lifting.” He said he hadn’t done that for a long time and some of his old ailments came back.
Mark Wahlberg: Using Real Life Experience
Mark Wahlberg said that his incarceration when he was 17 had a huge effect on him and still does, and that he used the incarceration experience in his role. He said that when you’re able to use real life experience, it helps a lot in acting a role. He added that he thought that if these guys in the movie had been locked up when they were younger, then they wouldn’t have made these decisions. He said that they wanted the “American dream” and that they were just “taking the shortcut,” but “nothing comes for free.”