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]
The restricted trailer for “Ted,” Seth MacFarlane’s feature film directing debut, was released recently and damn, does it look ridiculous. Mark Wahlberg plays John, a man who lives with his childhood teddy bear brought to life, Ted (voiced by MacFarlane). When John falls in love with Lori (Mila Kunis), he’s forced to grow up. That otherwise basic, wacky premise is, of course, told through MacFarlane’s brand of raunchy, offensive humor — Ted smokes from a bong, John rattles off dozens of “white trash names” like lightening, etc. Personally, I can’t wait.
When Rihanna touches herself onstage, everyone thinks it’s so sexy. But celebrity guys don’t get the same love when caught with their paws on their packages. These pics of Mark Wahlberg getting up in there surfaced today. Hey, sometimes we all need to rearrange things in the crotch area. I don’t mind watching Marky Marky touch himself, do you? Click through to spy on some more celebrity men adjusting their junk. [Buzzfeeed]
The 1996 dating-a-hot-psychopath movie “Fear” is a classic if you ask me. [One of my favorite movies of all time. -- Editor] And Marky Mark’s performance as totally crazy boyfriend David McCall is highly memorable — so much so that I made personalized “Nicole 4 Eva” Valentine’s Day cards for my friends last year featuring a shirtless, carved up Marky Mark. Also, how about that roller coaster fingerbanging scene? Teenage sex is so crazy!
Now comes word that teenage dream Justin Bieber is looking to remake The Most Perfect Marky Mark Movie of All Time. Apparently, starring in two episodes of “CSI” and his own concert movie — and having really good hair — aren’t enough for this guy. He wants to ruin “Fear.” But can he really stand up to Marky Mark when it comes to acting chops and abs? We doubt it. But, seriously, tell us: Do you really want to see Justin Bieber try and fingerbang someone? [Movieweb]
“I don’t get down with jerking off, dude. Look. I don’t believe in everything that the church says. I try to do the right thing. I lead a clean and pure life. I’m a married guy. I have a beautiful wife. Sex is not the most important thing to me, being horny all the time, spanking the — I mean, it’s not against the law. You can do whatever you want. And it’s not like, ‘I shouldn’t do it because of my faith. I’m just not really that into it that much anyway.”
In addition to assuring the masses that had he been on a hijacked 9/11 plane, “it wouldn’t have went down like it did,” Mark Wahlberg wants you to know that he’s not that into jerking off. Thanks for sharing, Mark! Now go back to shoving your foot in your mouth. Read more quotes from Mark’s Men’s Journal interview at the link. [Evil Beet Gossip]