Wahlberg Hints At Acting Retirement

Mark Wahlberg Hints At Acting Retirement?

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Following in the footsteps of Jim Carrey and Bruce Willis, actor Mark Wahlberg has revealed in a new interview he sees himself retiring sooner rather than later from acting in major films.

Talking with Entertainment Tonight, the actor says after three decades on the big screen he’s been thinking about the end of his career – especially with four kids to think about and spend time with.

Much like Carrey’s comments the other week, Wahlberg indicates that future roles will need to be fulfilling to entice him into spending months away from home to shoot them. Asked about potentially leaving Hollywood he says:

“Sooner rather than later, probably… It’s got to be something special to really bring me, you know, to leave home, to leave those guys behind, because it’s the biggest sacrifice in the making for sure.”

His current film “Father Stu,” which speaks to his Catholic faith, offers an idea of ​​the kind of more personal film projects the 50-year-old Wahlberg could be focusing on moving forward.

“I feel like this is starting a new chapter for me in that, now, doing things like this — real substance — can help people. I definitely want to focus on making more. I wouldn’t say necessarily just faith-based content but things that will help people. So, hopefully this movie will open a door for not only myself but for lots of other people in Hollywood to make more meaningful content.”

Wahlberg has taken short breaks in the past, but has racked up around 60 credits since the rapper/model broke out in “The Basketball Diaries,” “Fear” and “Boogie Nights”.

One exception to these more personal projects could well be an “Uncharted” sequel should Sony move forward on it.

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