Mark Wahlberg Thinks Celebrities Are 'Out of Touch' and Shouldn't Talk Politics
The 45-year-old actor said he's had his disagreements with the way his fellow celebrities discuss politics on a public platform
Don’t expect Mark Wahlberg to weigh in on the 2016 election, or any politics for the matter.
In an interview with Task & Purpose, the actor said he doesn’t like to talk politics — and doesn’t think celebrities should publicly air their opinions about it either.
“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” Wahlber, 45, said at a luncheon in New York as he touted his upcoming film Patriot’s Day.
He elaborated, explaining his position about celebrities and their influence on the rest of the country.
“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway,” he said, referring to Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump earlier this month. “They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”
For Wahlberg, his real world experiences have encouraged him to shy away from certain aspects of celebrity culture.
He continued: “Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.”
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One thing Wahlberg has been eager to share more information about? His upcoming film Patriot’s Day, which tells the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and the city’s response in its aftermath.
“We wanted to honor the police who worked so tirelessly tracking these guys down,” Wahlberg explained in a clip shared exclusively with PEOPLE earlier this month. “There were many police officers who were instrumental in different parts of the investigation.”
Patriot’s Day hits theaters Dec. 21.