Mark Wahlberg Has The Thirst For Knowledge After Gaining Diploma
The actor grabbed the qualification while filming the summer blockbuster, '2 Guns.'
For Marky Mark Wahlberg, growing up wasn’t exactly the drama-school adventure a lot of today’s Oscar hopefuls were lucky enough to enjoy. No, he dropped out in the ninth grade, and not because he wasn’t turning up or getting the grades: he was charged with attempted murder.
Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington in 2 Guns... surrounded by money
Now, aged 42 and with nearly a billion movies under his belt, Wahlberg finally has his high school diploma having taken online classes while filming his latest picture, 2 Guns alongside Denzel Washington.
"Denzel was always asking me what I was doing but I didn't want to share that information with him," Wahlberg explained. "Nobody knew, because I felt like I don't like to count my chickens before they hatch, so I didn't want to say that I was doing it until I actually finished it. What if I said I'm doing this and I didn't finish it?"
For Wahlberg, now that he’s got the damn thing, the sky’s the limit, and he’s ready to get more educational milestones under his belt. "It's also a huge sense of relief. I wondered, 'Why didn't I do it when I was there?' It's so much harder at 41 going back and trying to do all these difficult tasks," he explained.
"I would love to go to USC and study film. I don't want to become a veterinarian or anything, [I want to study] things that further my career and broaden my horizon." Next up for Wahlberg are a couple of bona fide humdingers: the true story of Marcus Luttrell in Lone Survivor and the not-so-true story of massive robots smashing things up in Transformers.
Robot action is coming up for Marky Mark.