Actor Mark Wahlberg clarified remarks he made during an interview with Chicago Inc. in regards to the 1997 film Boogie Nights. During the discussion Wahlberg, a devout Catholic, was asked if there were any roles he's prayed for forgiveness over.
I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I've made some poor choices in my past. 'Boogie Nights' is up there at the top of the list.
Now the husband and father of four wants to clarify his remarks. Wahlberg doesn't regret making the film, but as an older, married father he wouldn't take on such a risqué role again.
I was sitting in front of a couple of thousand kids talking about and trying to encourage them to come back to their faith, and I was just saying that I just hope he has a sense of humor because I maybe made some decisions that may not be okay with him.
So, I don’t want to compromise my artistic integrity or choices based on my faith or my family, but I also have other things to consider, and being a little bit older and a little wiser, the idea of having to explain that movie and the reason behind it to my kids is another issue.
He should really be sorry for producing Entourage— Ayesha de Queiroz (@LicoriceMedusa) November 6, 2017
Mark Wahlberg said he’s asked God for forgiveness after playing a porn star in a film. God replied: "I can't forgive u for Ted 2."— Jaybeau Jones (@JBeau1000) October 28, 2017
He should ask to be forgiven for a slew of other movies he was in (read: Daddy's Home 2) not to mention the Funky Bunch.— Dorian Hargrove (@DorianHargrove) October 27, 2017