The Happening

Wahlberg Wrestles with Blaspheming Character

Religious movie star Mark Wahlberg struggled with the script in director M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie The Happening – because his character was required to blaspheme. Wahlberg has no problems swearing in his often gritty movies, but he tried not to use God’s name in vain.

So, when his latest director asked him to blaspheme, Wahlberg admits he had a real dilemma.  He explains, “I had to say ‘G’ ‘D’ in this new movie and that was extremely difficult… He (Shyamalan) asked me if I would say it and I did, and I asked for forgiveness that night when I got home.”

I can sympathize with you, Mark.  That’s not something that I would want to do on film or any time off film either.

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10 Responses to “Wahlberg Wrestles with Blaspheming Character”

  1. leftfield says:

    This completely explains the wholesomeness of “Entourage.” 😉

  2. werebearxxx says:

    awww GD, i dont like the words “GD”. but i like m. night shyamalan.

  3. blackdiamond36 says:

    this is interesting… doesn't Mark have 2 kids out of wed-lock? hmmmm….. ????

  4. Dr. Malcome Crowe says:

    Just because you might have “sinned” in the past, doesn't make it ok to sin in the present.

    That being said, I do think this is a little silly.

  5. Unbroken says:

    It is rather silly. “GD” is no different than just plain “D” except you're implying that God is the one doing the “D”ing, which is essentially just a more accurate way of saying it. Now if he said “DG” THAT would be blaspheming. But he didn't.

  6. left says:

    GD it. … Sorry, but it needed to be said. Can we move on now? 🙂

  7. leftfield says:

    You edited my post? Whoa. Dudes. Not cool. Not cool at all.

  8. Paul Martin Specter says:

    Sorry dude… I'm just trying to keep this site as family friendly as possible. Don't want that kinda stuff throwing up red flags on families with blocker software. We'll be having Avatar fans coming to this site soon enough (and probably already do). That's my reasoning behind that decision.

  9. leftfield says:

    Okey doke. Thanks for the explanation. 🙂

  10. gwenny says:

    Hmm… interesting take on this. Taking the Lord's name in vain in my opinion is using it in any way without reverence. I wonder if asking for forgiveness later that night is relegated only to movie stars… glad I'm not God or a movie star. I don't want my repentance process to end up on a fan sight. *shudder*

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