After the Golden Globes attack on Trump, it’s worth remembering that some actors still have their heads on straight.
When promoting his new movie ‘Patriots Day,’ star Mark Wahlberg talked about where Hollywood is.
They’re in a bubble.
“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that [Hollywood stars talking about politics] anyway . . . They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family. Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.”
Yes, he does. Mark Wahlberg grew up poor in Boston. It’s a place he still holds dear.
It’s maybe why his new movie is about the Boston bombing.
“There was no shortage of heroism on display in Boston following the attacks, not only by Merner and Keeler but by hundreds of other law enforcement officers, first responders, and civilians. In one dramatic sequence, terrorist brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev find themselves cornered by the Watertown police on a sleepy suburban street. The ensuing firefight, which is depicted largely as it happened, includes hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a large pressure cooker bomb, and an arsenal of pipe bombs.
‘They had more weapons and firepower on that night when they were traveling to New York than they did on the day of the marathon,’ Wahlberg said. While the scene looks like something out of a war movie, the filmmakers were careful not to glamorize the killers. Instead, the focus of the film is on the people of Boston, and how they came together in the attack’s aftermath.“
Here’s the trailer:
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