Mark Wahlberg: It’s Time For Hollywood To Shut Up About Politics
Even Mark Wahlberg doesn’t want to hear what his fellow celebrities have to say about politics.
During an interview with “Task and Purpose,” the 45-year-old actor said it’s time for Hollywood to keep quiet when it comes to Donald Trump.
“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” Wahlberg said when asked about celebrities who denounced the president-elect before the election. “You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway.”
“They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table,” he said. “You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”
“Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.”
Wahlberg plays a Boston police officer with a bad knee in a new movie “Patriots Day,” which is about the Boston Marathon bombing.
“One of the reasons I wanted to make this film was to present some kind of explanation for how we process these events,” Wahlberg said.
“How do you move forward? How does a community make sense of it? So many people — men, women, black, white, Asian, Hispanic — came together and they loved each other, and at the end of the day I believe that love is stronger than hate.”
“I definitely think the film is going to bring people together,” he added.
“It will give people an added boost and a reminder of what a great country we do have and how amazing people are. People really dedicated their lives to serving our country and our communities, and we need to honor that. The overall purpose of police and military is protect us. It’s an amazing thing, and every chance I get I want to thank them for their service.”