Mark Wahlberg doesn’t think he’ll ‘be acting that much longer
It’s true, I’m working harder than ever now. Some businesses you build, pass on, or exit. Hopefully, we’ll see what my kids want, but I don’t anticipate I’ll be able to keep up at this pace forever.” he said.
In terms of his four children with wife Rhea Durham, Wahlberg said, “That’s for sure because that’s the most difficult thing.”. Before turning to filmmaking, Wahlberg produced television.
“When I started producing, I didn’t want to wait for Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise or whoever was already established before me and were the guys at the time, and Leo [DiCaprio] to go and pass on a movie until I could get my hands on it.” “Having creative control, because the second your name is above the title, you know, you reap the rewards of the success, but you also bear the brunt of the failure. … If I’m going to be in that position, I’d rather be behind the wheel.”
He played porn star Dirk Diggler in 1997’s “Boogie Nights,” an example of when he wasn’t necessarily in charge. I did not find the subject matter appealing when I first heard about the movie. I came from the whole Marky Mark thing, pulling down my pants, Calvin Klein underwear – I did not know if this was just the next level of exploiting me and now we have to lose the underwear.”