Mark Wahlberg, who has been a major player in Hollywood for decades, has stated that his acting days are numbered.
He claims to be working harder than ever before. But, like others, there are companies that you start up, grow, and either sell or hand off to someone else. “At this pace,” he doesn’t see himself acting much longer.
Wahlberg first found success as a musician with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and has since dabbled in many other areas of Hollywood. Wahlberg remarked that he learned to produce swiftly to help his acting career when he transitioned from music to acting, adding that he got his start in television before moving on to movies.
When asked about his decision to enter the film industry as a producer, Wahlberg said he couldn’t sit around waiting for A-Listers before him to pass on projects before they got to him. So, he sought out potential sources and projects that would be true to who he was and further his career. He put himself in a position of power and autonomy by allowing me to get where I wanted.
He explained that being in charge of the project’s creative direction, your name appears in the credits, and you are fully responsible for its success or failure. He said if he had to be there, he’d rather be in control of the vehicle.
The now-52-year-old wasn’t always in the driver’s seat when deciding to take the job.
Beginning his acting career with “Boogie Nights” (1997), Wahlberg played porn star Dirk Diggler. The film’s subject matter did not grab his attention when he initially heard about it. He was already famous for his Calvin Klein underwear ads. He didn’t know whether this was just the next step of exploiting him, and now, suddenly, “we have to lose the underwear.”
He got through the first twenty-five to thirty pages and then put it down and thought, “This might be fantastic, or it could be the worst thing ever.”
Wahlberg said he will still be visible in the entertainment business despite his decision to retire from performing.