Mark Wahlberg Uses Family For Inspiration
Shooting his new film Max Payne required Mark Wahlberg to delve into some dark territory, for the 37-year-old actor portrays a man avenging the murder of his family. With a fiancée, Rhea Durham, and three children — Ella Rae, 5, Michael, 2 ½ and Brendan Joseph, 4 ½-weeks — never far from his thoughts, Mark admits that he imagined the unimaginable in an effort to make his performance authentic. "I’m not one of those Shakespearean actors that thinks about the color blue or goes to that place, or thinks about that place when I wanted to hide and be alone as a kid," Mark explains. "I have my past which has got a lot of stuff to draw from and I have children so I think about something horrible happening to my family." He adds,
"That’s why I can’t wait until the last day of shooting so I can go home and hug my kids and get those thoughts out of my head."
Max Payne is in theaters now.