Wahlberg may already be super-buff for his new movie Pain and Gain, in which he plays a bodybuilder – but now the actor is getting bronzed, too. On Tuesday, the actor was snapped in his skivvies getting spray-tanned on the balcony on his Miami hotel.
Wahlberg, 40, has been showing skin and flaunting his toned biceps in tanktops while filming the action comedy (which costars Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson) in South Florida recently.
He’s also had on-set visitors, including wife Rhea, who dropped by in April to plant a smooch on her hubby and enjoy a little ice cream.
While in Miami, the actor has also enjoyed some quiet time on the town when he’s not filming. Recently, Wahlberg ate dinner with a pal at the Delano Hotel and “seemed very relaxed” at the time, according to an onlooker.
While many of us may enjoy looking at Mark Wahlberg‘s muscular, tattooed body, it seems the 40-year-old Contraband actor doesn’t share the same sentiment – at least regarding the tattoos.
Mark is in the process of getting the “six or seven” tattoos he’s acquired over the years removed. However, the hunky actor is taking things a step further – he’s including his two eldest children Ella Rae, 8, and Michael, 5½, in the process.
“[All the tattoos] have meaning to me, but it’s both personal and professional,” Mark tells Today.
“I don’t want my kids getting tattoos,” he adds. “And I wanted them to be [removed] by the time I did The Fighter because putting make-up on and covering them up has always been a pain in the butt.”
In a solid effort to deter his children from following down that same path and getting ink of their own, Mark has decided to make his trips to the doctor office a family event.
“I’ve taken my two older kids to the procedure so they see how painful it is and what I have to go through,” he reveals.
Whether it be tattoos or life in the Hollywood spotlight, the doting dad is hopeful his children won’t follow in their famous father’s footsteps.
“I don’t want my kids to be in the entertainment business either, which is why I’m trying to build a lot of [separate] businesses,” Mark – who is also a producer and restaurant owner says. “If they feel [passionate about acting], and that’s the decision they want to make, then I’ll support them. But I’ll do everything I can to point them in another direction.”
The actor – who is also father to children Brendan, 3, and Grace, 2, with wife Rhea Durham – admits that although all his children are wonderful, it’s his youngest son that keeps him on his toes.
“When my son looks at me and says, ‘Daddy, go out of the room. I want to watch this by myself,’ I know he’s up to something,” he shares. “So I’ll walk out one door [and] come around the other when he’s on the counter trying to grab the scissors or the knife.”
“He got a hold of his antibiotics and ate three,” Mark recalls. “Of course I go into a panic attack and I called our pediatrician and he said, ‘Don’t worry. The worse he’ll get is diarrhea, he’ll be fine.'”
No matter what happens throughout the day, family remains most important.
I’ve always said, ‘If I succeed as a businessman and I fail as a father, then it’s all been for nothing.’ That’s, by far, the most important role that I’ll ever play in my life … being a parent and a husband.”
Love hurts — and Mark Wahlberg is making certain his kids know it.
After appropriation “six or seven” tattoos over the years, the actor is in the routine of removing them private in the participation of dual important people: Ella Rae, 8, and Michael, 5½.
“[All the tattoos] have definition to me, but it’s both personal and professional,” the Contraband star, 40, told Today on Monday of his decision.
“I don’t wish my kids removing tattoos. And we wanted them to be [removed] by the time we did The Fighter because putting make-up on and covering them adult has always been a pain in the butt.”
In an bid to deter his children from removing any ink of their own, Wahlberg makes the trips to the bureau a family affair.
“I’ve taken my dual comparison kids to the procession so they see how unpleasant it is and what we have to go through,” he reveals.
From physique art to life in the limelight, the doting dad is pulling out all the stops to forestall his kids from following in his footsteps. In further to his onscreen roles, the father of 4 is also a writer and restaurant owner.
“I don’t wish my kids to be in the party business either, which is why I’m perplexing to build a lot of [separate] businesses,” Wahlberg says. “If they feel [passionate about acting], and that’s the decision they wish to make, then I’ll support them. But I’ll do all we can to indicate them in another direction.”
Also father to Brendan Joseph, 3, and Grace Margaret, 2, Wahlberg admits it’s his youngest son that has him reminiscing about the younger years.
“When my son looks at me and says, ‘Daddy, go out of the room. we wish to watch this by myself,’ we know he’s adult to something,” he shares. “So I’ll travel out one doorway [and] come around the other when he’s on the opposite perplexing to squeeze the scissors or the knife.”
Recently, however, Brendan was too quick even for Wahlberg’s sharp eyes. “He got a reason of his antibiotics and ate three. Of march we go into a panic conflict and we called our pediatrician and he said, ‘Don’t worry. The worse he’ll get is diarrhea, he’ll be fine,’” he recalls.
“And I’m like, ‘What are you doing?’ [Brendan’s] like, ‘They ambience good, Daddy!’ My youngest son is the one we unequivocally have to watch.”
Despite the chaos, at the end of the day, Wahlberg’s concentration is on one thing: family.
“I’ve always said, ‘If we attain as a businessman and we fail as a father, then it’s all been for nothing,’” he explains. “That’s, by far, the most important purpose that I’ll ever play in my life … being a primogenitor and a husband.”
Kate Beckinsale took a three-year break from acting to concentrate on spending time with her 12-year-old daughter Lily.
In the March issue of Women’s Health UK she says, “I didn’t plan on a sabbatical, there just wasn’t anything I was dying to do and I have to really make the decision – is it worth me being away from my kid.”
Her latest movie Total Recall – also stars Colin Farrell. The actress says working with the Irish actor was “awkward” because of their sex scenes. That’s because her husband Len Wiseman directed it. The situation made the 38-year-old actress feel like she couldn’t act out intimacy.
She said, “I think it was worse for Colin. It’s awkward if you have to fondle the director’s wife. Especially with Len saying, ‘all right that’s it, you’re fired’.”
Beckinsale praised Colin in the interview stating, “He’s lovely. He’s such a good actor, really professional and a brilliant dad. There’s nothing bad you can say about Colin – and he’s funny as well. I hate him!”
She also had kind words to say of two other celebrity dads she has worked with – Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg.
Talking about her Van Helsing co-star Hugh she said, “His reputation is as the nicest person in show business and it’s sort of true. And he’s not shy of skipping and stuff. He knows a lot of show tunes.”
As for her Contraband co-star Mark she shared, “He’s very manly. And if someone squeezes your boobs at a Katy Perry concert – which is what happened to me in Toronto – I did wish Mark was there because he would have sorted it out.”