Popular actor Mark Wahlberg is seemingly eyeing to call it a day from acting. He is likely stay behind the camera for good. The “Me Time” actor admitted in a new interview that retirement is on the horizon, and he’s ready to say goodbye to acting.
“Well, I’m certainly working harder now than ever. Certain businesses, you kind of build them, pass them on or you exit,” Wahlberg, 52, told Cigar Aficionado.
“Hopefully my kids, we’ll see what their interests are, but I don’t think that I’ll be acting that much longer at the pace I am now. That’s for sure,” he continued. “Because that’s the most difficult thing.”
The actor-producer and his wife, Rhea Durham, share four children: Ella, 20, Michael, 17, Brendan, 14 and Grace, 13.
Mark Wahlberg began his journey in the entertainment industry as a member of the hip hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch during the 1990s. He made his first appearance on the silver screen with “Renaissance Man” in 1994. His performance in the HBO series “Entourage”, which ran for eight seasons from 2004 to 2011, was a remarkable achievement. He established Closest to the Hole, his production company, in 2004. Additionally, he declared his ownership stake in Flecha Azul Tequila last year.
“I started producing out of necessity,” he explained to the outlet. “I didn’t want to sit around waiting for Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise or whoever was already established before me and were the guys at the time, and Leo [DiCaprio] to go and pass on a movie until I could get my hands on it.”
“I was always proactive in trying to find material and things that I could produce, that I knew was right for me, create my own destiny,” he added. “To create a vehicle and a path and an opportunity for me to get to where I wanted to be, and have control. Having creative control, because the second your name is above the title, you reap the rewards of the success, but you also bear the brunt of the failure.”
The “Departed” actor has produced dozens of films and shows, including the “Shooter” series, “Instant Family,” “Ballers,” “McMillions,” “Run This City,” “Joe Bell,” “The Lost Lincoln” and “In Treatment.”