How Mark Wahlberg Got Post Malone His First Acting Role
Actor Mark Wahlberg is a family man at home and in his newest film, “Instant Family.”
Along with discussing the heartwarming movie, “Extra's” Renee Bargh spoke with Mark about working with Post Malone and going to the Drake concert.
Mark is giving Post Malone his first acting role, but does working with the rapper give him any brownie points at home? He said, “Post was at the house for my wife's birthday party. He took his Supreme sweater off and gave it to my daughter — that was a big one.”
“He's just such a nice guy, he's so cool,” Wahlberg continued. “We were hanging out, drinking some wine and all of sudden it got into this conversation of how he wanted to die in a movie, I was like, 'You should be in a movie, I don't know if you should die,' and all of a sudden it got into this whole thing about a prison riot, so I told him, 'I think we got this great part for you,' and he was like, 'Sure, sure, whatever,' then we sent him the script and he's so excited.”
Mark admitted, “He's actually gonna attack me…The part has turned into a much bigger part. The only annoying thing is every time I talk to him, he's like, 'What's up, Dad?'"
When asked if Post has inspired him to get any face tats, Mark joked, “No, but when we get into that jail fight I'm gonna show who your daddy is.”
He laughed, saying, “No, no that's my guy, he's fantastic… He'll be coming to Boston to shoot, which is cool.”
The 47-year-old recently went on a cool date night with his wife Rhea, attending Drake's concert. He dished, “It was good. It was an early one for me, I didn't get to stay for the whole concert.”
Turning to the camera, Mark said, “Sorry, Drizzy, I would have but I had to get up really early.”
Of the star-studded affair, Mark commented, “It was interesting being there I was like whoa I'm out and LeBron, JAY-Z, and Beyoncé are here, and I'm like, 'What am I doing here?'and I was like, 'Whoa, you know what? I got to get out of here and go to bed.'"
Mark, the father of four, plays a new foster father to three in “Instant Family.” Pointing out that it was a nice role after shooting action films, Mark shared, “I had just finished a film two weeks before. I got shot at, beaten up, explosions, so to just sit on a set and talk to people was really nice. Also the fact that I am doing something that is really funny and also really emotional and it's an important subject matter... it was a special experience.”
Along with promoting the movie, Mark emphasized, “So many kids are out there still in need of a home and family.”