Mark Wahlberg Fronts The Hollywood Reporter
During his interview with the publication, the 42-year-old actor chatted about chatted about his dark past and even discussed the feud between he and his "The Departed" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.
Check out GossipCenter's recap of Mr. Wahlberg's Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit The Hollywood Reporter!
On his time Boston's Deer Island House of Correction:
"I'd been in there 45 minutes and I was already in a fight with two guys who were trying to jump me and take my cigarettes and the lighter my mother gave me. It was like, 'This is not what I want to do with my life.' There was that wake-up call, but there was also the desire to have things that I didn't have."
"[While appearing opposite of him in 'The Basketball Diaries'] Leonardo was like, 'Over my dead f***ing body. Marky Mark's not going to be in this f***ing movie.' Because we had a thing - I didn't even realize it, [but] I was a bit of a d*** to him at a charity basketball game. So he was like, 'This f***ing a**hole is not going to be in this movie. So I come in and I do the audition and I kind of look at him and kind of looks me, and then we do a scene, and they're like, 'Hmmm, this f***ing dude's pretty good right?' Next time you know, boom, we're hanging out."
On his work with military soldiers in "Lone Survivor":
"I was tired after 'Pain & Gain,' losing the weight, gaining the weight, and then we went right into [this]. And this is not like, 'Hey guys, I'm going to get a coffee.' No. You're there. You're following orders. I mean, the [military advisers] literally had the OK in the middle of a big action sequence to say, 'Cut! Stop! Bulls**t! This is how it's supposed to look." I have three herniated disks. I'm not in pain anymore. I've been able to repair them through corrective exercises."
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