hough offered a role in the 2009 smash hit space reboot, it turns out Marky Mark didn’t want to be part of J.J. Abram’s funky ”Star Trek” bunch. Why? Well with all that Vulcan-y dialogue and wacky character names like Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, the script was just too blimey confusing for Mark Wahlberg.
During promotions for ”Broken City,” his latest cop-ster flick also featuring Russell Crowe with words simple enough to follow along at a table read, Wahlberg spoke with Total Film about the one that got away … and hinted at his hopes of starring in Abrams’ ”Star Wars: Episode VII.”
“I love J.J. Abrams. I’ve only seen the original ‘Star Wars,’ when I was a kid, but my dad wasn’t really into sci-fi, so I grew up watching Cagney, Steve McQueen, John Garfield, Robert Ryan. Movies like the one I just made, ‘Broken City.’ But I’m interested to see what J.J. did. I remember him asking me to play Captain Kirk’s father in ‘Star Trek,’ and I tried to read the script, and I didn’t understand the words of the dialogue or anything. I said ‘I couldn’t do this. I think you’re really talented, but I couldn’t do it.’” Doh! Read more…
On Thursday night, Mark “Funky Bunch” Wahlberg appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to promote his hundreth new rogue cop gone bad/good movie, “Broken City.” As he was walking in, the house band began playing a track that his character in “Boogie Nights” once sang. And that prompted the “Gonna Make You Sweat” rapper to pick up the mic and try to sing along. The operative word here is “try.” See if you can stomach the whole thing.
My favorite Mark Wahlberg thing ever is when Andy Samberg pretended to be him during a skit called “Mark Wahlberg Talks To Animals.” Apparently Mark wasn’t super stoked on it, but this clip of him doing the weather and traffic on “Good Day Philadelphia” gives me hope that he actually has a decent sense of humor. I mean, he knows about hoagies, okay? [People]
“I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark. It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die. I went to the doctor and he said, ‘I’ll give you some Valium.’
It was just anxiety. Nobody takes care of you mentally. There’s a massive pressure to do what you have to do (and) I was really little … I didn’t like it. But it was work, and I had to do it.”
– Kate Moss describes the effects of the photoshoot with Mark Wahlberg that produced an iconic Calvin Klein ad campaign and helped make her one of the highest paid supermodels in the world. I really admire her for being so honest about this, but I’ve gotta say, this quote makes me incredibly sad. Keep reading »
Hey lady, you missed a spot! Oh sorry, never mind, that’s just Mark Wahlberg’s third nipple. My bad. [Photo: Bauer Griffin]