Mark Wahlberg: The Rock is a ‘gentle giant’

Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg thinks Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is a "gentle giant." The 41-year-old actor stars opposite the veteran action hero in Michael Bay's new film Pain & Gain and enjoyed tackling the role of an unlucky bodybuilder who gets caught up in an extortion ring alongside his muscular co-star. He said: "[It's] awesome. It's built on energy and excitement. People will be very surprised to see how good Michael is with comedy. It feels a lot like the Coen brothers meets 'Bad Boys.' The Rock is a freak of nature. But what a gentle giant. We're playing bodybuilders but the acting is very layered and very particular - finding that balance of doing absurdly horrible things and remaining likeable." Mark will be teaming up with director Michael again later this year when he begins filming Transformers 4 and he hinted his role in the franchise will be "something special." He revealed to Total Film magazine: "It's definitely going to be its own thing. I'm excited about it. I think this can be something special. I'm going to approach it like any other role, but whenever I approach a role I approach it like it's the important role of my career."

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  1. C-Dub • January 22, 2013 @ 3:49 PM

    I want to see this movie and T4. Always like Wahlberg and the Rock.

  2. Jackson • January 23, 2013 @ 10:31 AM

    I don’t know about that one. Wahlberg is great, but it’s supposed to be a comedy about torturing and trying to murder some guy because he’s rich. Sounds kinda strange but I’ll wait for the reviews.

  3. Joe • January 23, 2013 @ 1:36 PM

    Excited and anxious to see how they bring this true-to-life story and make it somewhat their own. Looking forward for Pain and Gain to hit theaters.

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