Mark Wahlberg's yo-yo film dieting

Mark Wahlberg plays a bodybuilder in Pain and Gain directed by Michael Bay

Mark Wahlberg plays a bodybuilder in Pain and Gain directed by Michael Bay

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Mark Wahlberg has revealed his body has been through a gruelling regime of bulking up and slimming down for movie parts.

The Ted actor plays a bodybuilder in new film Pain & Gain, which was sandwiched between two other projects that needed a less hulking physique.

Mark confessed: "Last year was crazy because I did four movies in the span of 12 months, and they were all extremely different. I got down to 165lb for [his previous film] Broken City and then I got up to 212lb for Pain & Gain."

After Pain & Gain, Mark had to lose weight again to appear alongside Denzel Washington in 2 Guns.

Mark, 42, also revealed that his former bandmates from 80s group Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch had been in touch, but that he had no plans to get back into music.

He said: "I had the Funky Bunches call me on set and I was like, 'I can't go and sing because I'm shooting a movie.'

"I can't tell the director Michael Bay, 'I've gotta go sing Good Vibrations!' Maybe if it was the right time, or for a good cause, but I don't miss singing that much."

:: Pain & Gain is released in cinemas on Friday, August 30

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