Mark Wahlberg feels pain of action roles


Mark Wahlberg finds action scenes more punishing now he's older.

The 42-year-old actor says it’s become harder for him to shoot the rough-and-tumble movies he's known for now he’s in his 40s, and he's ready to slow down.

He explained, "Absolutely [it's punishing]. After doing four movies in a row, I needed a break. I did Broken City, Pain & Gain, 2 GUNS and Lone Survivor, which is a war movie where I play a Navy Seal trapped in Afghanistan. That was the kicker. I had to tough it up, but after that I was ready to do nothing."

While he now struggles with some stunts, Mark is incredibly passionate about working out and maintaining his impressive physique ? however, he does enjoy some calorific treats from time to time.

He added to ShortList magazine, "I've been exercising for a long time and I feel sluggish when I don't. I have times when I stop and splurge. I went through a chocolate chip cookie phase. But I stopped that."

For his role as bodybuilding-obsessed Daniel Lugo in Pain & Gain, the actor had to work hard to bulk up and reveals it was a tough process to lose all the added weight.

He said, "Pain & Gain was a whole process ? diet, protein powders, supplements, 12 meals a day, weight-gain shakes. Then I had to lose the weight. I'd go out at 5 am and make someone play full-court basketball with me for hours."

-Bang Showbiz

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