Actor and former musician Mark “Stop Calling Me Marky Mark” Wahlberg, the actor who stars in the game-based flick Max Payne, has once again confirmed that he has never played a Max Payne game.
The latest confession comes from the October 2008 issue of Maxim magazine (pp. 86-87). Here’s the single question addressing the movie in the interview:
MAXIM: Max Payne, your new film, is based on a video game. Have you ever played it?
WAHLBERG: No, but you’d be surprised how elaborate the story is. My assistant got addicted, but I can’t do that stuff. My girl’s been so tolerant of my vices. If I add video games to the list, I’m sure she’ll leave me. The film, though, is going to be very satisfying for the die-hard gamers.
The rest of the one-page interview is about Boston accents, Scorsese, Entourage , Hollywood B.S and his car (a Mercedes, in case you care).
Wahlberg had previously told People magazine, “I didn’t want to play because I have an addictive personality. I got more responsibility now than I’ve ever had with the kids and everything else. I don’t want to be spending 14 hours on the videogame and then eight hours on the set. It’s not going to work out.”
I’m guessing the studio sent Wahlberg a game system and a bunch of games and, being the uber busy guy he is and having an assistant, handed the box of goodies to his assistant and simply said, “Take care of this for me, would ya?” You’d think he’d at least give the game a try at this point. Oh well.
The action movie, Max Payne, is directed by John Moore and stars Wahlberg as the film’s namesake, Max Payne. It also will feature Mila Kunis as Mona Sax, Beau Bridges as BB Hensle, Ludacris as Jim Bravura and Chris O’Donnell as Jason Colvin. The film is scheduled to be released nationwide on October 17, 2008.
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NOTE: Image of Mark Wahlberg borrowed from the October 2008 issue of Maxim.