Methinks a certain A-list action hero is getting a little too Method. In February’s Men’s Journal, Mark Wahlberg noted that he was booked on one of the flights that was hijacked on 9/11. Though his flight was rescheduled, the Contraband star insisted, “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘Okay, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.'” Wait, what? UPDATE: Wahlberg has apologized for the remarks, telling People, “To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible. I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive. It was certainly not my intention.””
Though the article is mostly about Wahlberg’s new role as family-man extraordinaire, it’s soundbites like these that let us know Mahky Mahk has still got a little Boston in him. For the record, the terrorists are not the only ones who got put on notice. Wahlberg said he’s okay with his wife picking their movie dates — “As long as it isn’t a Sarah Jessica Parker movie.” Zing!
What do you think, PopWatchers? Do you want to applaud Wahlberg’s impressive, ahem, self-confidence? Or is such a brazen statement maybe a little bit offensive? Could Wahlberg be a real-life superhero, or do you think someone else is better suited for the job?