Mark Wahlberg is one of Hollywoods biggest action movie stars. Has he let it go to his head? Or is he actually that badass in real life?
In a new interview with Men’s Journal, Walhberg makes the claim that had he been on one of the 9/11 planes, it would not have ended the way it did that fateful day. Reportedly he decided to fly to Toronto a week before 9/11 and avoided boarding one of the planes out of Boston that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11th.
“If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did,” he tells the magazine. “There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’”
Wahlberg has spoken before of the near-miss, and the action he would have taken had he been on the flight.
“We certainly would have tried to do something to fight,” he said in 2006. “I’ve had probably over 50 dreams about it.”
To his credit, Wahlberg is in impeccable shape. Part of what makes him stand out as an action star is his willingness to put himself on the line for a scene.
“[In 'Contraband'] I did all the stunts and then in ‘The Fighter’ obviously we did all the fighting and we fought and we made it real,” he recently told GQ. “If it’s necessary then we’ll do it.
It worked out; “Contraband” won the box office with a $28.5 million take this past weekend.
Apparently Mark is now a very religious man. He went on in the same interview to open up about his sex life. “I don’t get down with jerking off, dude. Look. I don’t believe in everything that the church says. I try to do the right thing. I lead a clean and pure life. I’m a married guy. I have a beautiful wife. Sex is not the most important thing to me, being horny all the time, spanking the — I mean, it’s not against the law. You can do whatever you want. And it’s not like, ‘I shouldn’t do it because of my faith. I’m just not really that into it that much anyway.”
Okay, first of all. I find his comments about 9/11 incredibly insulting. Insulting for every family member who lost someone they love on that plane. His comments insinuate that the people on the plane didn’t do enough to stop what was happening. It’s just not fair to any of the victims to say hey – if I were on the plane, none of that would have happened. Could there be a bigger narcissist than Mark Wahlberg? Man, that just really rubbed me the wrong way. It’s one thing to say you wish you were on the plane – to see if the outcome would have been different. It’s something else entirely to boldly say “it wouldn’t have went down like it did.” Only people who know what happened on that plane – died that day.
Posted Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 9:09am
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