You can take the actor out of Boston, but you can’t take the Boston out of the actor. Mark Wahlberg blasted actors for comparing their work to the military Tuesday night at the premiere of his new Navy SEAL movie “Lone Survivor,” and threw in some profanity as well.
In “Lone Survivor,” Wahlberg plays Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the real-life lone survivor of a SEAL mission that went bad in 2005.
When a question-and-answer panel moderator asked a question about how he trained for the role, Wahlberg fired off a rant loaded with f-bombs describing how training for movies isn’t comparable to the training that real-life Navy SEALs go through, USA Today reports.
Wahlberg’s response came just a week after actor Tom Cruise’s comments comparing filming action scenes to serving in Afghanistan were taken out of context.
“For actors to sit there and talk about, ‘Oh, I went to SEAL training,’ and I slept on the — I don’t give a f*** what you did. You don’t do what these guys did,” Wahlberg said. “For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the military’s. How f***ing dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours. I don’t give a s*** if you get 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. Or your steak. Whatever the f*** it is.”
Wahlberg left little to the imagination.
“I trained for four-and-a-half years, and I was ‘The Fighter’ and … f*** all that. It really means nothing,” Wahlberg said. “I love Marcus for what he’s done, and I’m a very lucky guy to do what I do, and I’m proud to have been part of it, but it’s just so much bigger than what I do.”
“Lone Survivor” will be in wide release starting on Jan. 10.