The 'Lone Survivor' and 'Mile 22' star is not the typical modern celebrity — his Catholicism plays a big part in a new movie
Mark Wahlberg is not your typical modern celebrity.
He often avoids talk of politics and has said he doesn’t appreciate celebrities preaching “down” from their Hollywood bubble to the rest of the world.
He’s also a patriotic artist who often highlights first responders, blue-collar heroes and veterans in his films.
His latest, “Instant Family,” is a comedy that has him reuniting with director Sean Anders.
The two previously worked together on the hit films “Daddy’s Home” and “Daddy’s Home 2,” which had domestic box office totals of $150.4 and $104.0 million, respectively.
“Instant Family” follows a middle-aged couple (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) who take on the challenge of adopting not one but three children.
In a new interview to promote the film, Wahlberg said his two biggest motivating factors in his career and personal life are his faith and his family — not a sentiment you’ll hear echoed by many other modern celebrities.
“I’ve been very blessed and very fortunate. And it’s because of the focus that I put on my faith and on my family that have allowed me to accomplish so many things,” the “Shooter” and “Lone Survivor” star told The Christian Post.
The 47-year-old actor continued, “There’s nothing more important than faith and family.”
Wahlberg has been married to his wife, Rhea Durham, for 10 years and they share four children (all pictured above right, with Wahlberg).
The “Ted” actor opened up about the big role faith plays in his life.