Mark Wahlberg has revealed he still has the foot-length prosthetic penis he wore in Paul Thomas Anderson’s boogie nights.
Wahlberg plays aspiring porn star Dirk Diggler in the 1997 film alongside Julianne Moore, Heather Graham, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
During That Ellen DeGeneres Demonstrate On Tuesday (April 12), the presenter asked the actor: “Is it true that you still have the prosthesis you were wearing boogie nights?”
“Yeah yeah. It’s locked in a safe,” Wahlberg replied. “It’s not something I can skip. All of a sudden, my kids are looking for a spare charger for their cell phone, they pull that thing out, and they’re like, ‘What the hell that?!” That wouldn’t look good.”
Wahlberg told DeGeneres that he believes his 18-year-old daughter Ella saw the film but spared him from discussing it.
The actor was modest about his role in the film, telling DeGeneres, “Expectations were so low when I started acting. You do something remotely interesting, ‘Oh my god, he’s awesome!’ Next thing they nominate me for an Oscar and I didn’t even do anything.”
He added, “But I definitely worked harder than everyone else and I wanted to make sure I could prove to the filmmakers that I was able to do the best job for them and I would do anything for them.”
In a recent interview with insider, Wahlberg revealed that he had to change churches several times because he kept getting ideas for movies.
“I’m not in the church to find material. I’m trying to find some peace and quiet to be able to worship,” he told the publication.
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Wahlberg plays a boxer-turned-priest in his latest film Father Stu – in theaters today (April 13)
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/mark-wahlberg-penis-boogie-nights-ellen-b2057603.html Mark Wahlberg says he still “locked away” the prosthetic penis he wore in Boogie Nights.