Mark Wahlberg has revealed that his time in Hollywood might be drawing to a close “sooner rather than later”.
“Doing things like this [Father Stu] – real substance – can help people,” he said. “I definitely want to focus on making more. I wouldn’t say necessarily just faith-based content but things that will help people. So, hopefully, this movie will open a door for not only myself but lots of other people in Hollywood to make more meaningful content.”
The 50-year-old stars in the new picture as the titular Father Stu – a real-life boxer who became a priest after discovering a new passion for religion.
Wahlberg, who is a devout Catholic, said that he related to the character and wanted to pursue more content that would “bring people together and promote a message of hope and faith”. He also recently admitted that it was “tricky” trying to share his faith with his four children without imposing it upon them.
Though he expressed an interest in continuing to make impactful content – indicating he was straying away from the comedy and action work he is perhaps best known for – Wahlberg also admitted that his exit from Hollywood would happen “sooner rather than later, probably.”
Speaking of the next project he would sign up for, Wahlberg said, “It’s gotta be something special to really bring me, you know, to leave home, to leave those guys [his family] behind, because it’s the biggest sacrifice in the making for sure.”