Today In 'We Been Knew': Mark Wahlberg + Leo Are Chill Now
In an interview with Extra, Mark Wahlberg revealed that he and Leo "would work together again" after their 1995 feud, apparently forgetting that they co-starred in 'The Departed' together.
Strap yourselves in, because we're about to travel all the way back to 1994.
Meanwhile, in a pre-Fear world, Mark Wahlberg had released his hit single "Good Vibrations" with his Funky Bunch and Loleatta Holloway, as well as committed a number of racially motivated assaults.
Back then, Leo and Marky Mark were all set to star in the adaptation of Jim Carroll's memoir The Basketball Diaries, and apparently, neither of them were too happy about the casting choices.
In an interview with Extra to promote his new film Mile 22, Mark opened up about the feud.
"It wasn’t a disagreement," Mark explained, "it was just, like, I think we both had a specific opinion about each other, certainly... I was just, ya know, as a rapper, I was just kinda out-there and loud and abrasive and all this stuff, and it was a very serious movie and this very serious part, and so the director of the film [the late Scott Kalvert], he had made all my music videos, he felt like I was more than capable to play the part."
Mark went on to say that because "no one had seen [him] act in a film", he had to "prove" himself to the rest of the cast, and specifically, to Leo.
"Once I finally got to the point where I was able to audition and read with him, then we just both kinda looked at each other, we were like, 'Wow!' We were literally out that night and we became fast friends," Mark recalled.
The Extra interview went on to ask if Mark would work with Leo again now that their beef is squashed, and Mark responded "Yeah", adding that the pair had "talked about it".
What's interesting about this, of course, is the fact that like... we been knew... because they... literally already did?
The pair reunited in 2006 to co-star in Martin Scorsese's The Departed, a film that Leo went on to be nominated for a Golden Globe for.
It kind of implies that the feud has been dead for... you know... decades by this point.
But hey, we love clarification, so go off I guess.
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