Actor Mark Wahlberg has reflected on his criminal past telling the Guardian in an interview “I made a lot of terrible mistakes and I paid for those mistakes dearly.”
In a revealing interview, the actor who has starred in movies like, Planet of the Apes, The Italian Job, Daddy’s Home, Transformers and recently Spenser: Confidential, said;
“I’m so out of the loop with Hollywood. Other than working, I go to the supermarket. I don’t go to dinner parties on the scene, or screenings.
“I live in Beverly Hills, but it could easily be the English countryside, because I don’t see anyone and I don’t do anything.
“I don’t go to awards unless I have a movie in them. I go to bed early, I get up early, I take my kids to school and I’m with my wife if I’m not I’m working.”
“When I walked out my door — violence is also all that was there,” said Wahlberg, adding that he was “always in trouble, and I was kind of little.”
“In the circumstances where I was being preyed upon, at times, I had to protect and defend myself.
“It’s not an easy thing to navigate as a teenage kid who’s 5’2, 120 pounds, with grown men,” he told the Guardian newspaper.
“I made a lot of terrible mistakes and I paid for those mistakes dearly,” said Wahlberg, who decided to overhaul his life and “do the work.”
“I took it upon myself to own up to my mistakes and go against the grain and not be a part of the gang any more — to say that I was going to go and do my own thing,” he said.
“Which made it 10 times more difficult to walk from my home to the train station, to go to school, to go to work.”
Wahlberg got his start headlining the musical group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, and later became a Hollywood A-lister through starring roles in films like ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘The Departed’, ‘The Fighter’, Transformer: Age of Extinction, Ted and Daddy’s Home.