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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August 17, 2013 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Mark Wahlberg could soon be dominating the charts with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
The group achieved a Billboard Hot 100 number one hit with their track ‘Good Vibrations’, which went on to go platinum in later years.
His acting career took off and carried him away from the world of music, even scoring him two Oscar nominations, but Mark has hinted he’s missing the stage.
“Do you think it will be lucrative?” he replied, when asked if he might turn to music again. “Well, the Funky Bunch wants to get back out there, too. I’ve just got to find the right time. We might, though…”
Okay, just stop there, Mark. Just because you’ve been spending time with Justin Bieber doesn’t mean it’s time for you to revive what has thankfully been long dead with the Funky Bunch. Just no. It was a wonderful time, yes, but the ship has sailed and it’s time to let it go. Go do karaoke! Listen to your old cassette tape and Walkman out and listen to it to relive the glory, but leave it be, otherwise. Besides, don’t you have burgers to make?
March 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Mark Wahlberg was promoting his upcoming film Broken City on the UK’s The Graham Norton Show on Friday night, but something in the water wasn’t clean. Or, well, it wasn’t water, because the Funky Bunch’s frontman seemed a little less than sober. The highlight of the appearance had to be a very flushed Mark sitting on Graham’s lap while playing with his nipples. And by “highlight” I mean “uncomfortable event I will never unsee”.
Sarah Silverman was also on the episode, and you know shit is going down when Sarah Silverman comes off the most normal. Michael Fassbender was there, too, but he’s a bit of a non-entity (and I say that having actually seen Shame), so that’s that.
Check out part of Mark’s appearance on The Graham Norton Show below. What do we think – hitting the bottle?