Mark Wahlberg: The Rock is a ‘gentle giant’
By Tribute News on January 22, 2013 | 3 Comments
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."