Mark Wahlberg: My Kids Wish I Had A Different Job

It seems like it would be pretty cool to have a mega movie star for a dad, but actor Mark Wahlberg says his kids wish he had a different day job.

“My kids would rather I be a construction worker,” says the dad-of-four. “They haven’t really seen my movies yet, but they know Daddy has to leave and go away and they don’t like it.”

The star of The Fighter says he’s not too fond of all the travel either, but unfortunately it comes with the job: “I would love to make all the movies that I make in and around Los Angeles, it’s just unfortunate that they don’t really shoot movies in LA anymore,” Mark reveals. “Hopefully, if I continue to have some sort of say, I can change that, but I can’t allow the fact that I’m a dad to dictate the choices I make as an actor…. I will have some explaining to do, but hopefully not until my kids are old enough to understand.”

He’s not exactly known for his family-friendly film picks, but Mark insists he’d sign on to a kids’ movie if the right one came along, saying, “I wouldn’t rule out making something family-friendly, it just hasn’t come my way yet.”

Mark and his wife Rhea Durham are parents to kids Ella, 8, Michael, almost 6, Brandon, 3, and Grace, 2.


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  1. wow, i love that he puts his career first. hopefully his kids never read that quote. dad of the year right here.

  2. What he said is so pretentious, in other words “you low-class folks are so lucky: you have time on your hands and don’t have to travel”. Gosh, he gets to be full time with his kids between movies.

  3. I have a feeling Mark could afford to take a few years off and spend time with his kids and he’d still be fine financially! Some people work and don’t travel but to make ends barely meet, have to work multiple jobs and don’t spend much time at home.

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