Mark Wahlberg has a message for Hollywood actors who compare their jobs to service members: “How [expletive] dare you.”
The message came in response to a question-and-answer session for “Lone Survivor,” a movie based on former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in which Mr. Wahlberg stars.
Sitting next to director Peter Berg and Mr. Luttrell, the actor went on an “emotional tear” after being asked about the difficulty of bringing the tale to life, The Wrap reports.
“I don’t know it just hit me in a way that uh … I don’t know, it just really upset me that those guys were never gonna see their families again. For actors to sit there and talk about ‘Oh I went to SEAL training,’ and I slept on the — I don’t give a [expletive] what you did,” Mr. Wahlberg reportedly said. “You don’t do what these guys did. For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the military’s. How [expletive] dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours.”
Whether the actor was responding to a recent news story involving comments by Tom Cruise’s lawyer or other thespians who have portrayed soldiers remains unclear.
The actor continued: “I don’t give a [expletive] if you get your [expletive] busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order [expletive] chicken. Or your steak. Whatever the [expletive] it is.”
“Lone Survivor” will be in a limited number of theaters on December 27, followed by a full release to U.S. audiences on January 10.