Mark Wahlberg turned down Star Trek role
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 6:34a.m.
Mark Wahlberg turned down a role in JJAbrams' first Star Trek movie because he couldn't understand the script.
Wahlberg was approached to play Captain Kirk's father George Kirk in the movie, but he was baffled by the dialogue so he passed on the part and the job went to Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth instead.
Recalling the missed opportunity, Wahlberg tells Total Film magazine, "I remember (Abrams) asking me to play Captain Kirk's father in Star Trek, and I tried to read the script, and I just couldn't even... I didn't understand the words or the dialogue or anything. I said, 'I couldn't do this. I think you're really talented, but I couldn't do it.' Then I saw the movie, I was like, 'Holy s**t. He did a great job.'"
The blockbuster went on to become a box office hit and received rave reviews from critics, while Wahlberg has vowed never to pass on an Abrams project again.
He adds, "I probably wouldn't pass up an opportunity to work with J.J. again, so if he wanted me to do something that I couldn't fully understand, I would probably give it a shot."
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
After a night of drama on The X Factor NZ stage, Anna Wilson sat down with 3 News to talk about her time on the show.
Last night on The X Factor NZ, Stan Walker farewelled the last of his acts when Anna Wilson was voted off by the other three judges.
King Kong has once again taken up residence on stage – and in spectacular fashion.
Watch the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, out today.
We've had movies based on just about everything else, comic books, video games, but now it's a prison YouTube video.
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.