Wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, Mark Wahlberg? The outspoken actor is promoting his new movie Lone Survivor in truly intriguing fashion—by insulting the pretentious attitudes in Hollywood.
In his new movie, Mark plays a Navy SEAL in a key mission in Afghanistan, but he has made it clear that he’s tired of questions about his intense physical and emotional training. Not because it’s monotonous, but because it’s wildly insulting to real people in the military. “For actors to sit there and talk about, ‘Oh, I went to SEAL training,’ I don’t give a f*ck what you did. You don’t do what these guys did,” he exploded. “For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as being in the military? How f*cking dare you, while you sit in a make-up chair for two hours.”
He ranted for several minutes straight, but he still wasn’t done. People have taken some of his comments to be a direct criticism of Tom Cruise, who has made the actor-solider comparison Mark is railing against. Mark cleared that right up with a photographer at TMZ, saying “I didn’t know it was Tom Cruise who said that… I love Tom Cruise, he’s a great actor,” he said. “I have the utmost respect for Tom Cruise, but I have the utmost respect for military guys, so it’s just unfair for anybody to comment on that.” Watch the video here.
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