Mark Wahlberg is covering Esquire‘s new “Fatherhood Issue”, which is actually kinda refreshing to see since usually parenting guides/discussions are geared towards the ladies. Mark has four kids of his own with wife Rhea Durham – 10-year-old Ella, 8-year-old Michael, 5-year-old Brendan and 4-year-old Grace – and he finds it to be a pretty rewarding experience.
“I think the most important thing is to always be involved in every aspect of their life. To give them enough trust that they can share things with you. I don’t want them to be terrified of me, you know? But I don’t want them to think they can do whatever they want and get away with it, either, because they can’t.”
“The biggest thing for me is, you know, as quickly as I was able to turn it around, to get from there to here, from me having nothing as a kid to me here now, providing everything for my kids, it’s like, I worry that maybe they won’t appreciate things. I worry that maybe they’ll have a sense of entitlement. You don’t wanna give your kids everything without giving them the tools to be great people.”
Mark is a bit of a weirdo from time to time, but that seems like a pretty solid approach to kids (coming from someone who doesn’t have or want any).
May 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
If you’re a fan of the Transformers franchise, then you’re going to love the newest movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction. It’s full of all the good summery blockbuster stuff: explosions, running, loud music, the usual. Plus, Mark Wahlberg‘s in it and Shia LaBeouf – thank God – isn’t. What’s not to like?
I don’t really “get” Transformers. Like, how do they exist within their storyline? I’m still into it, and I actually would go and see this just for the… bigness of it all.
What do you think – will you go see Transformers: Age of Extinction?
May 16, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Mark Wahlberg is your standard, run-of-the-mill tough guy (or so he thinks), so he often says shit that he probably thinks sounds really impressive but actually just makes him look sorta corny and like a bit of an asshole. Latest case in point: during an interview on Conan this week, Mark revealed that his daughter is a big fan of One Direction – and band member Harry Styles, in particular.
Well, Mark doesn’t like that his daughters – one of which who is only 4 years old, keep in mind – likes anyone other than her own father, so he wants to beat the shit out of Harry Styles, who is a “prick” by virtue of his daughter being a fan. I know he wasn’t being serious (one would assume) and that he probably thought he was being “funny” and making a “joke”, but eh… no thanks, bro.
“Now the girls have turned to One Direction, they don’t care about Dad anymore. My 4-year-old’s going, ‘Daddy, I like Harry.’ And I’m like, ‘Well, I’m gonna punch Harry in the nose when I see him.’ I get jealous. If I see that little prick he’s gonna get it.”
January 10, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Who knew Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio hated each other? I didn’t, but they did for a long time. Apparently this has been going on since 1995 when Mark got a part in The Basketball Diaries because Leo didn’t take him seriously as an actor or something. Don’t worry, though – they’re pals now!
From The Hollywood Reporter:
He started to dream big, but others found his aspirations laughable — not least Leonardo DiCaprio, who was openly hostile when it was suggested Wahlberg should appear opposite him in the 1995 drama The Basketball Diaries. “Leonardo was like, ‘Over my dead f—ing body. Marky Mark’s not going to be in this f—ing movie,’ ” says Wahlberg. “Because we’d had a thing — I didn’t even realize it, [but] I was a bit of a dick to him at a charity basketball game. So he was like, ‘This f—ing asshole is not going to be in this movie.’ ”
Thanks to the perseverance of casting director Avy Kaufman, DiCaprio reluctantly agreed to read with Wahlberg. “So I come in and I do the audition and I kind of look at him and he kind of looks at me, and then we do a scene, and they’re like, ‘Hmm, this f—ing dude’s pretty good, right?’ ” Wahlberg says, laughing. “The next thing you know, boom, we’re hanging out.”
I don’t mind Mark Wahlberg as an actor. I don’t think he’s anything special, but he’s a damn sight better at making movies than he was at making music. Also, I can totally see these two butting heads. Leo takes himself seriously as an actor and Mark just doesn’t seem to give a fuck, so that’s kind of a recipe for disaster.
December 15, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Matt Damon has revealed that he gets mistaken for Mark Wahlberg all the time, and apparently vice versa. I’m a little confused on this one because while they look similar in the fact that they’re both handsome (to most, I guess?) white guys who are rich and work in Hollywood, their actual facial structure isn’t all that similar, is it?
From Absolute Radio (via DS):
“I’ve talked to Mark about this because he gets people [that] come up and say, ‘I love you in The Bourne Identity‘.
“So Mark and I have a deal. If we’re mistaken for one another, we have to be as polite as possible.”
That’s kind of strange, but people are kind of stupid, so I guess that makes sense. Matt even said that he’s signed Mark’s autograph before for fans who think that’s who he is.
“Oh yeah, yeah. You have to be as nice as possible. If they keep the thing going, you have to keep it going.”
Well, that’s nice of him, I suppose, not to shatter people’s dreams. Do you think they look alike? Not just “vaguely similar”, I mean alike enough for you to mistake one for the other?
August 20, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
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