Mark Wahlberg can’t talk about the Bos­ton bombings

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Mark Wahlberg finds it “ex­tremely dif­fi­cult” to talk about the Bos­ton marathon bombings. The 45-year-old Bos­ton na­tive stars as Sergeant Tommy Saun­ders in ‘Pa­tri­ots Day’, the drama based on the events of the 2013 ter­ror­ist at­tack - which re­sulted in six deaths and left ap­prox­i­mately 280 peo­ple with non-fa­tal in­juries - and says whilst he felt a sense of “pride” be­ing in­volved in the pro­ject, it’s also made the event “more and more dif­fi­cult” to deal with. Speak­ing at a spe­cial screen­ing for the movie, Mark said: “It’s such a small com­mu­nity, so ev­ery­one knew some­one who was af­fected. “I also felt a sense of pride be­ing there. It was ex­tremely dif­fi­cult mak­ing [the] movie... it’s be­com­ing more and more dif­fi­cult to talk about it.” Mean­while Kevin Ba­con - who also stars in the movie as an FBI Spe­cial Agent named Richard Des-Lau­ri­ers said it was im­por­tant “not to live in fear” of the ter­ror­ist at­tacks, as he be­lieves if you are scared, “they won”. He added at the screen­ing: “You have to choose what­ever feels right to you and your fam­ily... but what I choose is to not live in fear. Be­cause if you live in fear, they won.” Pre­vi­ously, Mark said he felt an im­mense amount of “pres­sure” to get the movie right, due to it’s sen­si­tive na­ture. He said: “We felt like it was very im­por­tant to do this, but do it right. “And of course, me be­ing from Bos­ton, and know­ing that I would be held ac­count­able per­son­ally, it was a lot of pres­sure, cer­tainly more pres­sure than I’ve ever felt. “Ev­ery­body knows some­body who was di­rectly af­fected by this. “It’s such a small com­mu­nity. So, yeah, I felt an enor­mous amount of pres­sure, but I knew, based on my work ex­pe­ri­ence with Pete [Berg, the di­rec­tor], that he was the right guy for the job be­cause of how much he cares.”— Bang Show­biz

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