Mark Wahlberg Talks Detroit, ‘Transformers,’ And Being A Dad With The Coop Show!
The Coop Show got the chance to talk with the star of Transformers: Age of Extinction: Mark Wahlberg!
During the interview, Mark, who is such a cool guy, discussed what it was like working with director Michael Bay and doing his own stunts.
“Michael wants you to be in there because he knows the audience can feel it’s you and it’s more realistic,” the 43-year-old actor explains. “That’s why he does all these practical stunts as opposed to doing everything on a green screen. He tries to make everything as real as possible. So you’re standing there and there’s about 5,000 explosions around you and he’s like ‘You can’t duck, you can’t flinch, you can’t mess it up because you only get one take at it and these guys have been setting this up for two and a half weeks!'”
The latest Transformers film was shot in Detroit, and Wahlberg, who once told Jimmy Fallon that he believes that the D gets a bad wrap, also discussed his favorite part about the Motor City: the Woodward Dream Cruise!
“That thing was so awesome!” Wahlberg remembers. “It was like a fantasy for me to see all those old classic American muscle cars. I mean I must have tried to buy probably about ten or fifteen cars … but I mean there isn’t anything I didn’t like [about Detroit].”
“The people are fantastic, everything about it is great,” he continues. “In Detroit, there’s nothing but great, strong people. Just like Boston, they’ll rebuild and hopefully the economy will be booming again.”
Check out the entire interview, in which Mark also gives Coop a little bit of parenting advice, below, and make sure you check out Transformers: Age of Extinction in theaters now!