"I am going back now. They have this new program in Massachusetts now where you can actually take the courses online, so I'm starting this month; I'm gonna go and get my high school diploma," he said.

He also hoped to take advantage of his spare time in between shooting his movies so that he can speed through the tests. "I have a lot of down time on sets and in trailers so I just wanna blast through. Hopefully be able to do it in six to eight months. I'm going to make it happen."

Mark Wahlberg. Pic/AFP