Mark Wahlberg - Wahlberg's Brother Rejected Small Acting Role In New Crime Movie28 December 2011
Wahlberg's Brother Rejected Small Acting Role In New Crime Movie
The Departed star helped his older brother score a part in new crime drama Contraband after Robert complained about his struggle to land work.
But when Mark offered Robert the opportunity to join himself, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Broken City, he rejected the job.
Mark tells WENN, "My brother Bob plays John Bryce in Contraband. There's a new movie that I'm doing now, Broken City. We offered my brother Bob a part in the movie but he passed. I was kinda p**sed but he said it's not big enough. I said, 'OK, here we go. You went from saying I'm not doing anything to helping you and looking out for you enough to the parts aren't big enough!'"
However, the Oscar nominee, a father of four, has since realised there's another reason behind his sibling's decision - Robert didn't want to leave his family behind in his native Boston, Massachusetts.
Mark says, "He's a wonderful actor but he's got a wife and children that (sic) he loves and his wife gave a crack at being (tried living) in California and she didn't like it and wants to be home in Boston. He wants to do the right thing by his family and I really admire that. He only gets to shoot things that are shot locally. I thought, 'Are you serous? We'll fly you down there and we'll get to hang out a couple of days...'"
But Mark is still determined to help his brother land bigger roles in Hollywood, adding: "We'll get him on the next one."
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