Mark Wahlberg is one of the biggest draws in Hollywood. Consistently in the list of highest paid actors, he's had no shortage of work the last decade and a half. He did have fairly humble beginnings starting as a fledgling pop star and eventually transitioning into acting.
Mark Wahlberg is a Catholic man and makes no secret about it. The Chicago Tribune reports that last Friday, while sitting beside Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, Wahlberg spoke on his beliefs and what he feels he has needed to ask forgiveness for.
As for what film he's asked God to forgive him for, Wahlberg answered:
"'Boogie Nights' is up there at the top of the list."
In that film, Wahlberg played Dirk Diggler, a particularly well-endowed porn star.
"I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I've made some poor choices in my past."
Quite the bombshell from the Transformers actor. He clearly had some reservations about his early career choices. We can imagine his options were fairly limited in his move from music to acting but could you imagine Boogie Nights without him? We sure can't, but we do see why he might has some regret on the edgy role. It's definitely not one you'd talk with Mom and Dad about!
Twitter had some feelings about this confession...
“God, please forgive me for giving a terrific performance in one of the greatest films ever made”— Taylor Slaton 🎃 (@taylorslaton95) October 24, 2017
WHY? God told me its been your best work.— Board of Twits!!!! (@Board_of_Twits) October 24, 2017
Some users felt other films were more worthy of forgiveness...
It's the best work he ever did. The Happening will send him straight to hell though.— Chairman of da Booed (@ReverendFelcher) October 24, 2017
Mark Wahlberg asked God for forgiveness for Boogie Nights— Noah Kinsey (@thenoahkinsey) October 25, 2017
If you're gonna use your Get Out of Hell Free card, use it on The Happening, bruh
Not transformers cause he knows that's unforgivable— Edison_Crawley (@Edison_Crawley) October 24, 2017
And what about that whole music career...
If I were him I'd be asking God to forgive me for the Funky Bunch— Kevin Cassidy (@kcassidy63) October 25, 2017
But maybe he was joking...?
Mark Wahlberg was probably joking about asking God's forgiveness for BOOGIE NIGHTS, just as he joked about asking Pope's forgiveness for TED— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) October 24, 2017
Some give him credit for learning from his mistakes...
But joke or not, there's one thing we can all agree on: we're good as long as he doesn't start repenting for making us all thirsty.