Mark Wahlberg: ‘I don’t want to do any singing or dancing on film’

Mark Wahlberg feels “ridiculous” whenever he has to sing or dance in a film.The Deepwater Horizon actor is known for action movies such as Patriots Day and Lone Survivor as well as comedies like Ted and the Daddy’s Home films. But when asked in a…

Mark Wahlberg feels “ridiculous” whenever he has to sing or dance in a film.

The Deepwater Horizon actor is known for action movies such as Patriots Day and Lone Survivor as well as comedies like Ted and the Daddy’s Home films.

But when asked in a recent interview what other genres he’d like to pursue, the 48-year-old admitted he would be interested in a romantic comedy as long as there was no singing and dancing involved.

“I’d be into it! But nothing with singing and dancing in it. I’m not doing a musical,” he told The Observer. “I’ve had to sing and dance more than I’ve wanted to… in films. And it’s my least favourite thing to do. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m not really self-conscious and I’m not scared to look vulnerable, or risk looking ridiculous, but I don’t know… I feel ridiculous when I’m dancing and singing.”

Wahlberg, who used to lead hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, has previously had to sing and dance in Ted, perform in a dance-off in Daddy’s Home, and portray a tribute band singer in the musical comedy Rock Star back in 2001.

Elsewhere in the interview, the star discussed his new role in Netflix action movie Spenser Confidential and revealed how he and director Peter Berg tried to dial back on the jokes.

“At one point, Pete was trying to push the humour, and then we pulled it back a little bit, I think. I think you can get into some trouble, trying too hard for comedy – it’s just a fine line,” the 48-year-old shared.

Wahlberg also revealed that he reads through his script “three to four times a day” so he can keep on top of “where we are, continuity-wise. I like to know what we’re doing and how we’re doing it.”

Spenser Confidential is streaming on Netflix now.

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Goldie Hawn liked Kurt Russell’s ‘big Santa beard’

Goldie Hawn was a fan of Kurt Russell’s Santa Claus beard.The Hollywood heavyweight plays Chris Kringle in festive film The Christmas Chronicles, and instead of sticking fake fuzz on his face, Kurt opted to grow his very own white beard.And luckily Gol…

Goldie Hawn was a fan of Kurt Russell’s Santa Claus beard.

The Hollywood heavyweight plays Chris Kringle in festive film The Christmas Chronicles, and instead of sticking fake fuzz on his face, Kurt opted to grow his very own white beard.

And luckily Goldie, his partner of 35 years, was happy for him to bring his new look home.

“It was full on and took about four months to grow,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “Goldie hated the look I had for The Hateful Eight – actually I hated it too – but she was much better with the big Santa beard.”

As well as sporting a long handlebar moustache for Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 western The Hateful Eight, Kurt has also grown his facial hair out for films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Deepwater Horizon, and ’80 sci-fi flick The Thing.

But it was the look for The Hateful Eight that the 67-year-old found the hardest to deal with.

“The buffalo jacket and a big moustache were Quentin,” Kurt previously shared in an interview for Details magazine. “It’s a big look, a moustache wearing a man. I put a lot of stock in appearance.”

He also wore his hair long for the part of bounty hunter John Ruth, which had a direct impact on another film he shot around that time, Bone Tomahawk.

“For this guy here (Sheriff Hunt), I had to do a different version of him because I was getting ready for The Hateful Eight,” he said. “I would have changed my look significantly for this one. I would’ve had much shorter hair.”

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