Mark Wahlberg turned down role in first 'Star Trek' movie
Actor vows never to pass on a J.J. Abrams project again
Mark Wahlberg turned down a role in J.J. Abrams' first Star Trek movie because he couldn't understand the script.
Wahlberg was approached to play Captain Kirk's father George Kirk in the movie, but he was baffled by the dialogue so he passed on the part and the job went to Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth instead.
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Recalling the missed opportunity, Wahlberg tells Total Film magazine, "I remember (Abrams) asking me to play Captain Kirk's father in 'Star Trek', and I tried to read the script, and I just couldn't even... I didn't understand the words or the dialogue or anything. I said, 'I couldn't do this. I think you're really talented, but I couldn't do it.' Then I saw the movie, I was like, 'Holy s**t. He did a great job.'"
The blockbuster went on to become a box office hit and received rave reviews from critics, while Wahlberg has vowed never to pass on an Abrams project again. He adds, "I probably wouldn't pass up an opportunity to work with J.J. again, so if he wanted me to do something that I couldn't fully understand, I would probably give it a shot."
like old plots being revamped, here comes another one! Star Trek into Darkness villain is definitely
not Khan as suspected but Gary Mitchell the guy with the Super ESP powers from the original
episode "Where no Man has Gone Before"
I would have had nothing to do with JJ Abrams "$hit Trek" either. It was a rediculous attempt to reimagine something that wa already done right in the first place. Now, they"re going to let that no talent a$$ destroy "Star WArs"!
one of the worst s-trek movies....as bad as the humpback whale escapade.