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Old February 25 2013, 10:31 PM   #1
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Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father

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."
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Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father In 'Star Trek'
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It was a small role anyway. I'm sure Wahlberg only headlines feature films...
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Old February 25 2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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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.
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Old February 25 2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father

I was elated by Chris Hemsworth's performance anyway.
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Old February 25 2013, 10:37 PM   #4
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Me too.
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Old February 25 2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father

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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.
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Old February 25 2013, 10:53 PM   #6
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Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father

I don't believe it for a second.
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Old February 25 2013, 10:56 PM   #7
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Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father

Perhaps he couldn't pronounce Tiberius?
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Old February 25 2013, 11:42 PM   #8
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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.
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Old February 25 2013, 11:47 PM   #9
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Zoe Saldana is perfect.
FTFY and all that...
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Old February 25 2013, 11:49 PM   #10
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I'm happier with Kirk having Thor as his dad than Max Payne or that guy from The Happening
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Old February 25 2013, 11:51 PM   #11
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Re: Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father

Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg said:

"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.
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Old February 25 2013, 11:55 PM   #12
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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.
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Old February 26 2013, 12:37 AM   #13
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CorporalClegg wrote: View Post
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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.
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Old February 26 2013, 01:34 AM   #14
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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.
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Old February 26 2013, 02:03 AM   #15
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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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