Mark Wahlberg Talks Fifty Shades of Grey & Making A Movie With Justin Bieber
First Published: June 18, 2012 5:34 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Mark Wahlberg would have one major roadblock when it comes to playing Christian Grey in the big screen version of the erotic best seller “Fifty Shades of Grey” – his wife!
“I don’t think I would consider playing the part, I don’ think my wife would like that,” the actor told Access Hollywood at the junket for his latest movie, “Ted.”
Though he won’t be engaging in any onscreen S&M, Mark was almost very close to being involved with “Fifty Shades.”
“We were very close to getting the rights, we were talking with the writer before she had an agent,” he explained. “I just knew that it was going to be a phenomenon, whether I thought it was good, bad or indifferent. It was definitely going to be one of those things that would create a huge buzz.”
Another project in the works for Mark is something with himself and Justin Bieber.
“We’re just waiting for the script, I’ve seen 115 pages of it and it’s really good,” the star said of the untitled Bieber project that he has in development, which he will produce and co-star in, alongside the teen singer.
“It’s kind of like the ‘Color of Money,’ [first you had] Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, and now me and Justin Bieber. It could be very good,” Mark explained.
Mark says the teen singing sensation is putting a great deal of thought into his possible leap to the big screen.
“He’s focused, he’s very serious about it,” he said of the young star. “We’re trying to create an opportunity to showcase his talents and his abilities.”
“Ted” hits theaters on June 29.
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