The last few weeks have been full of controversy in Hollywood, but there were two names that announced their retirement from acting, Bruce Willis, due to health problems, and Jim Carrey, who said he was tired of the industry. Now, Mark Wahlberg joins the list, and confesses his desire to retire soon from the cameras.
At 50 years old, Mark Wahlberg has starred in some of the most famous blockbusters of recent years, such as ‘Uncharted: Off the Map’ with Tom Holland, ‘Deep Horizon, ‘Ted’ or ‘Transformers’ becoming one of the most recognized actors of today in Hollywood.
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However, in recent years it has also given way to smaller productions and where he can demonstrate his skills as an actor. That’s when ‘Father Stu’ comes in, the actor’s newest movie that will be released on April 13, and that has represented a turning point in his career, as he said in an interview for Entertainment Tonight.
I feel like this is starting a new chapter for me where now doing things like this [con] real substance can help people. I definitely want to focus on doing more. I wouldn’t necessarily say faith-based content only.”
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This drama directed by Rosalind Ross, based on the life of Father Stuart Long, stars Mark Wahlberg, who plays the boxer who later becomes a priest. With this film, the actor hopes that his next productions will be content that “will help people.”
Mark Wahlberg will dedicate himself to making movies that help people
He adds, “I hope this film opens a door not only for me, but for many other people in Hollywood to create more meaningful content.” This dramatic role in Wahlberg’s career has marked him to such an extent that he says he was the character he was waiting for, and the one that will allow him to walk away from acting “sooner rather than later, probably.”
Wahlberg alleges that his decision is due to the fact that he wants to spend more time with his family: “It has to be something special that really takes me, you know, to leave home, to leave those guys behind, because it is the biggest sacrifice along the way. sure,” he concluded. While he didn’t say ‘Father Stu’ is his last job, the actor hopes it won’t be long before he manages to retire.
Just like Jim Carrey, Mark Wahlberg hopes it will be a film that calls him deeply to continue working, and he will dedicate the rest of his career to making a change with his stories, to later dedicate himself to his family. For now, the actor has 4 productions on the horizon.
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