Mark Wahlberg Says He’s ‘Looking Forward to Playing a Grandfather’

Mark Wahlberg says he is not afraid of old age and embraces taking on older roles.

On the set of his new Apple TV+ film, The Family PlanWahlberg, 52, said that while he believes other actors of his caliber may be interested in playing younger roles, he couldn’t be more excited to be getting older.

“I’m a father now – as I embrace my old age, a lot of guys my age in the business will probably say, ‘Well, that character has raised kids or kids in their late teens, I don’t want to play that.’ role.’ I embrace that,” he said Ted said actor. “I look forward to playing a grandfather soon.”

The topic came up when the former member of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch discussed what initially appealed to him about the script for his new film.

“I just really enjoyed it. I think you see a lot of action movies, especially a lot of action comedies, and they don’t have as much character as this one,” he said. “I found it very interesting to explore the family dynamics.”

The Family Plan – who is also stars Michelle Monaghan And Maggie Q – follows Dan Morgan (Wahlberg), who left his life as a top assassin to become a husband and father. However, while living in an unsuspecting suburb, Dan’s past catches up with him and he, his wife (Monaghan) and their three children are forced to fight for their lives.

You can watch the trailer for the new Apple TV+ original movie in the player below:

Despite the film having a hilarious tone throughout, Wahlberg said viewers who show up for the action side of “action comedy” won’t be the least bit disappointed. He said the cast and crew worked incredibly hard to make the stakes feel as real as possible.

“We wanted to make it feel very real as we filmed the movie practically. We put the actors, including myself, in these situations as much as possible,” he said of the film’s action scenes.

“You want it to feel super cool, but also grounded enough that it’s believable,” he added. “I’ve worked with these guys a lot and they’re the best at what they do and of course we put together the best stunt team and the best doubles so we’ve created some really cool action scenes.”

The Family Plan premieres December 15 on Apple TV+.

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