Mark Wahlberg Says Actors Can't Compare Filmmaking to Serving in Military
Mark Wahlberg was not—repeat—not talking about Tom Cruise when he took aim at actors who compare making movies to serving in the military.
"For somebody to sit there and say, my job was as difficult as somebody in the military's. How (blank-ing) dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours," said Wahlberg at the American Film Institute festival in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
Cruise came under fire when reports said he compared making Oblivion to serving in Afghanistan. It happened in a deposition for his $50 million defamation lawsuit against two magazines that claimed he "abandoned" daughter Suri.
One of Cruise's lawyers suggested that his absence from Suri while filming the movie was like serving in Afghanistan. Cruise responded, "That's what it feels like, and certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal."
Cruise's lawyer says the quote was taken out of context.
Wahlberg told the audience, "For actors to sit there and talk about, 'Oh I went to SEAL training,.' I don't give a (blank) what you did. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order your (blank-ing) chicken."