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jefferiestubes8 February 25 2013 10:31 PM

Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
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Sitting with Total Film to do press for "Broken City" as it rolls out across the pond, Wahlberg shared that had things gone differently, he could have played a supporting role in "Star Trek." "I remember [J.J. Abrams] asking me to play Captain Kirk's father," he shares, adding: "I tried to read the script, but I couldn't understand the words or dialogue or anything, and I said, I couldn't do this."
55 second video of Mark Wahlberg


Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father In 'Star Trek'
via Total Film

It was a small role anyway. I'm sure Wahlberg only headlines feature films...

CorporalClegg February 25 2013 10:33 PM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
Because Hemsworth's lines were so laden with technobable... Good grief.

That's a weak excuse to dismiss the real reason he didn't want to do it.

CorporalCaptain February 25 2013 10:37 PM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
I was elated by Chris Hemsworth's performance anyway.

CorporalClegg February 25 2013 10:37 PM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
Me too.

ManOnTheWave February 25 2013 10:52 PM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
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CorporalCaptain wrote: (Post 7731553)
I was elated by Chris Hemsworth's performance anyway.

I don't want to bash Pine, but after seeing Hemsworth as George Kirk I was sort of surprised he had the cameo role and not the lead.

I've liked Wahlberg in several things but he feels like a bad fit for Trek anyway, so no big loss IMO.

BillJ February 25 2013 10:53 PM

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I don't believe it for a second.

CorporalClegg February 25 2013 10:56 PM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
Perhaps he couldn't pronounce Tiberius?

serenitytrek1 February 25 2013 11:42 PM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
Chris Hemsworth did just great in my opinion...In fact I will argue that Chris played George Kirk beter than he played THOR.

Also Chris Hemsworth looks more like Chris pine so the father and son thing is quite convincing.

Having since 09 trek countless times, I can say that Mark would not just have been A good fit for the film.

This new cast is perfect.

CorporalClegg February 25 2013 11:47 PM

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serenitytrek1 wrote: (Post 7731961)
Zoe Saldana is perfect.

FTFY and all that...

King Daniel Into Darkness February 25 2013 11:49 PM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
I'm happier with Kirk having Thor as his dad than Max Payne or that guy from The Happening:ack:

Lance February 25 2013 11:51 PM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg said:

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"I remember [J.J. Abrams] asking me to play Captain Kirk's father," he shares, adding: "I tried to read the script, but I couldn't understand the words or dialogue or anything, and I said, I couldn't do this."
Gee Mark, isn't it called 'acting'? Nobody was actually asking you to understand shit. Just say the lines and don't bump into the scenery. :rolleyes:

SalvorHardin February 25 2013 11:55 PM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
I can't really picture Wahlberg in that great opening act. It seems off.
The last time I saw him act was in Ted.

Oh well, it all worked out fine anyway.

serenitytrek1 February 26 2013 12:37 AM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
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CorporalClegg wrote: (Post 7732012)
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serenitytrek1 wrote: (Post 7731961)
Zoe Saldana is perfect.

FTFY and all that...


Along with chris pine ,zachary quinto, john cho,karl urban, bruce greenwood and the rest of the cast.

jj abrams is a mini god.

Awesome Possum February 26 2013 01:34 AM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
Mark was out-acted by a plastic plant in The Happening, I really can't see him in the role.

He was great in Ted though.

billcosby February 26 2013 02:03 AM

Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father
 
SPOCK:
"Welcome aboard, Captain."

(WAHLBERG as KIRK):
"Hey Spock, you a Vulcan, right? How's that goin'? Say hi to your mother for me."


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