So Mark Wahlberg is pissed -- for real pissed --about Andy Samberg's ridiculously funny (if, granted, pretty stupid) "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals" sketch from a few weeks ago:
This isn't entirely surprising if you've seen Wahlberg interviewed over the years. He won't let anybody near the twin embarrassments of his career -- Calvin Klein and the Funky Bunch -- and bristles when they're even vaguely alluded to. And nobody's even hating on the "Marky Mark" era these days! That shit fell on the good side of nostalgia, Mark, calm down.
This kind of tone-deaf lack of a sense of humor is regrettable, though it does kind of explain how he could allow The Happening to...uh, happen. I'm even starting to view his two most impeccable performances -- Boogie Nights and I Heart Huckabees -- more in the light of superior directorial work, because you'd have to have a good sense of humor to play those roles, and he clearly doesn't. His role in The Departed? That, I buy. Mostly because I think it's way closer to the person he really is than any of us would like to admit.
I think I'm officially over Mark Wahlberg, you guys. Though I suppose we'll always have this scene: