Belfast Telegraph

Wahlberg kids want builder dad

Mark Wahlberg may be a Hollywood A-Lister - but he says his children would rather he was a builder.

The Contraband star, who has two sons and two daughters aged from two to eight with his model wife Rhea Durham, said his kids don't like him being away for long periods to make films.

"My kids would rather I be a construction worker," he said.

"They haven't really seen my movies yet, but they know Daddy has to leave and go away and they don't like like it."

Mark added: "I would love to make all the movies that I make in and around Los Angeles, it's just unfortunate that they don't really shoot movies in LA any more.

"Hopefully, if I continue to have some sort of say, I can change that, but I can't allow the fact that I'm a dad to dictate the choices I make as an actor."

The Departed star added: "I will have some explaining to do, but hopefully not until my kids are old enough to understand. I wouldn't rule out making something family-friendly, it just hasn't come my way yet."

Oscar-nominated Mark added: "There's nothing I wouldn't do to protect my family."


From Belfast Telegraph