Mark Wahlberg was in fighting shape for his latest movie The Fighter, playing Irish/American boxer Mickey Ward. And he better be in fighting shape after spending tons of money on personal trainers to look the role.
He admitted he spent more money - $500,000 more - on personal trainers than he was paid. Eeek!
“There are many, many boxing movies, and I love most of them. But I knew that the thing that would set us apart was if the fights looked more real, and I looked more like a boxer than anyone else who’s done it in the past,” he said.
“I spent more money paying my trainers and having them travel with me than I got paid, by a good half a million dollars.”