Mark Wahlberg on Accepting the Paparazzi

10/15/2008 at 08:30 AM ET
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There was a time in Mark Wahlberg‘s life and career where he questioned the judgment of actors who appeared — to the outside world, at least — to court paparazzi attention. "I’d always look at Tom Cruise and people like that and they go to a [kids’] soccer game and they’re being photographed and I’m like, ‘Why would you go to the game if you’re going to drag a bunch of photographers around with you and make everybody else feel uncomfortable?’" Since becoming a dad to Ella Rae, 5, Michael, 2 ½ and Brendan Joseph, 4 weeks, however, Mark says he understands the predicament celebrity parents face.

"Now they’re following me to my daughter’s soccer game and I feel badly but I’m going to my daughter’s soccer game. That’s just how it is."

Mark’s comments came while in Philadelphia to promote his new film Max Payne. The city has become a home-away-from-home of sorts for the 37-year-old actor, who has shot four films there during the course of his career. Each time, he has booked the same 2-bedroom suite — which will forever hold a new significance for Mark and his fiancée Rhea Durham. "My son [Brendan] was conceived in this hotel," Mark shared.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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MB on

TMI on the hotel bit lol.

Alicia on

TMI!!!!!!! You can talk about children and babies but not about how they were conceived, dammnit! Now I feel dirty reading that and need to take a shower. LOL!

Alicia on

On another note, I am absolutely loving all the Mark/Rhea and family info.

Bancie1031 on

I 100% agree with you Alicia.
I think it’s funny that Mark announced the hotel information because he’s usually very private. And it shows he’s just as normal as the rest of us.

How sweet is that, he’s going to his daughter’s soccer game no matter what. I love the kind of man Mark Wahlberg has turned into!

PAULETTE on

I LOVE WHAT MARK SAID ABOUT THE HOTEL THING.MY 2ND CHILD(DAUGHTER)WAS CONCEIVED IN THE SAME PLACE….(YOU GO BABY!) BESIDES HOW COULD MARK SAY ANYTHING WRONG? I MEAN LOOOOK AT HIM MAN!! I WISH IIIII WAS THE ONE HAVING HIS BABY’S!!! I’D HAVE HIS BABY ANY GIVEN DAY!! I WOULD LOVE HIM UP!!

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