Mark Wahlberg is someone who has worn many hats in Hollywood, but he seems to be about to hang up one soon.
In the September/October issue of Cigar loverWahlberg told Marvin R. Shanken that he sees himself accepting fewer and fewer acting jobs in the years to come.
“Well, I’m certainly working harder than ever. Some businesses, you start them, pass them on or you leave them,” the 52-year-old father of four said. “I hope my kids, we’ll see what their interests are, but I don’t think I’ll be doing it for much longer at the pace I’m doing it now.”
Last year, Wahlberg appeared in Father Stu, Unexplored, and Netflix Me time. According to his IMDb page, he currently has five projects in varying degrees of production, supporting his claim that he’s working harder than ever.
Wahlberg admitted that he turned to producing “out of necessity” because he didn’t want to wait for other actors to pass him the roles he wanted.
“I started becoming a producer out of necessity,” he explained. “I didn’t want to sit around waiting for Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise or whoever was already established before me and who the guys were at the time, and Leo to go and get a movie out there until I could get my hands on above.”
“I was always proactive in trying to find material and things that I could produce, that I knew were good for me, to create my own destiny,” he added.