Mark Wahlberg Preparing All Out Brawl For His Next Movie Role
Mark Wahlberg has always wanted to be in an on-screen fight and now he gets his chance. Mark Wahlberg now finally has a boxing movie almost in the can, and the bonus is that it’s an especially personal one. “The Fighter,” of which he is also a producer, tells the life story of the Lowell, Mass., boxer “Irish” Micky Ward, one of his childhood heroes.
Mark Wahlberg has been training for “The Fighter” for more than three years. The morning we met, he had already completed a four-hour workout that started at 6:30 a.m. Mark Wahlberg said it was important for him to show “the most realistic boxing ever in a film,” which meant sparring with real fighters. The general idea: “Let’s try not to kill each other, but definitely get in there and take some shots.
Ever since the funky bunch days, we knew Mark Wahlberg wasn't anynone's sissy. As a kid, Mark Wahlberg looked up to Ward. Mark Wahlberg, too, grew up working class, the son of a delivery-driver father and a nurse's-aid mother. Wahlberg's parents divorced when he was young, and he went through a phase of serious juvenile delinquency.
As a teen he robbed stores, abused drugs and alcohol and served 45 days in jail for assault after attacking a Vietnamese man during the robbery of a pharmacy, leaving the man permanently blind in one eye.
"I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes," Mark Wahlberg told ABC News in 2006.
Date Submitted: 5/4/2010 4:43 PM
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