Mark Wahlberg clarifies his statement on 'Boogie Nights'
Mark Wahlberg, world's highest paid actor, has asked for God's forgiveness for making 'Boogie Nights' because he realised that the all-powerful Supreme Being may not be ok with movies about porn stars. Wahlberg portrayed porn star Dirk Diggler in Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 classic. The actor shared a Screen Actors Guild best ensemble nomination for his work in the film. Now, the 46-year-old has clarified his comment saying that he hopes The Man Upstairs has a sense of humor, according to People Magazine.
While promoting his new film 'Daddy's Home 2', Wahlberg admitted he feels that way about some of his previous roles because he is older and wiser and realises that some of his work doesn't necessarily sit well with his morals and religious beliefs. While talking at the premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2', he said, '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 may have made some decisions that may not be okay with him.'
The actor also shared that the conversation began with a question about if he would take a similar type of role now. 'I don't know if that would make my wife all that comfortable. 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,' noted Wahlberg.
It should be noted that in 2015 too, when he met Pope Francis, Wahlberg asked His Holiness' forgiveness for making foul-mouthed comedy 'Ted', in which his character John Bennett is seen smoking cannabis and heavily drinking with his living teddy bear best friend.