Mark Wahlberg opened up about an old feud with Leonardo DiCaprio, which apparently started when the two were filming The Basketball Diaries in 1995, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Read on for more details.
"He didn’t want me for the part, and I didn’t think he was right for the part," Mark said at the LEAP Foundation conference at UCLA on Tuesday. "We both had to really learn how to respect each other, and we earned it."
This isn't the first time the actor has gotten candid about his feud with Leo. He told The Hollywood Reporter in 2013 about Leo not wanting him to have a part in The Basketball Diaries.
"Leonardo was like, 'Over my dead f**king body. Marky Mark’s not going to be in this f**king movie,'" Mark said. Apparently the Titanic star had beef with the former New Kids on the Block member.
"We’d had a thing — I didn’t even realize it, but I was a bit of a d*** to him at a charity basketball game," Mark continued. "So he was like, 'This f**king a**hole is not going to be in this movie.'"
The two men put their differences aside, however, after they auditioned together for the first time for The Basketball Diaries. "So I come in and I do the audition and I kind of look at him and he kind of looks at me, and then we do a scene, and they’re like, ‘Hmm, this f**king dude’s pretty good, right?’” Mark said. "The next thing you know, boom, we’re hanging out."
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