Mark Wahlberg Talks Shit About Stars Who Compare Acting to Active Duty

At an event promoting his new movie Lone Survivor, in which he plays a Navy SEAL stranded in Afghanistan, Mark Wahlberg went off on frou-frou movie stars who compare their cushy jobs to military tours of duty.

"For actors to sit there and talk about, 'Oh I went to SEAL training,' I don't give a f—- what you did," he said. "I don't give a shit if you're getting your ass busted. You get to go home at the end of the day, you get to go to your hotel room, you get to order f—-ing chicken."

The actor seemed to be alluding to comments reportedly made by Tom Cruise that compared the time away from his daughter Suri while shooting a film to a soldier's tour in the Middle East.

"I've done other movies where I trained for four-and-a-half years, I did The Fighter — f—- all that," he added. "I'm a very lucky guy to do what I do, and I'm proud to be a part of this, but it's just so much bigger than what I do."

I'MMA LET U FINISH BUT MARK WAHLBERG IS LIKE THE TROOP-SUPPORTIEST ACTOR OF ALL TIME. He also said that he gave up half his Lone Survivor paycheck to make sure Ben Foster could be cast in the movie, which I can get behind. Ben Foster is great. [THR] [Seattle P-I]


Mark Wahlberg Talks Shit About Stars Who Compare Acting to Active Duty

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