Los Angeles: Actor Mark Wahlberg says his lips turned blue after he dramatically lost 60 pounds for his role in 'The Gambler'.
The 43-year-old actor, who lost weight for his role as Jim Bennett, plays a high-stakes gambler who has a run in with a gangster loan shark in the film, reported Us magazine.
"I went from 197 to - the lightest I'd ever been in a movie was in 'Boogie Nights', I was 138 - so I wanted to beat that. I beat it by a pound, so 137. I was losing weight while we were shooting the movie too, so continuity kind of went out of the window.
"(I had) no energy, no nutrition, and the studio, there was a complaint about that, that my lips were always looking blue. I haven't eaten anything! If you make them red, I'm going to look weird, like I've got lipstick on, so it is what it is," he said. The 'Lone Survivor' star had recently bulked back up for his role in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'.