Mark Wahlberg Hopes God Will Forgive Him For Boogie Nights

Celebs October 25, 2017 By Hugo

Mark Wahlberg hopes God will forgive him for his role as porn star Dirk Diggler in the Paul Thomas Anderson movie, Boogie Nights.

Whalberg was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune Chicago to promote a speech he will be giving to the Cardinal Blase Cupich on Friday.

Shutterstock/ s_buckley

Speaking to the reporter, he revealed that he hopes "God is a movie fan and also forgiving" because he made some "poor choices" in the past, and listed Boogie Nights as an example.

The film, which chronicled the career of a porn star during the 70s and 80s, won critical acclaim and played a significant role in putting Wahlberg on the map.

Today, the talented Bostonian has a net worth of $225m, with roles in The Fighter, The Departed and Three Kings cementing his reputation as one of Hollywood's go-to leading men, a feat made all the more remarkable considering his rough upbringing.

In fact, as well as being addicted to cocaine by the age of 13, a 16-year-old Wahlberg was sentenced to two years in prison after sucker-punching a middle-aged Vietnamese man. A year earlier, a civil lawsuit was filed against the troubled youth after he was caught shouting a string of racial epithets at a group of African American kids, whom he later attacked with rocks.

Of course, the actor's unsavoury past led many on social media to suggest that the actor should be asking for forgiveness for his criminal convictions instead, though others took a more lighthearted approach, advising the star to instead seek forgiveness for his role in the Michael Bay franchise, Transformers.

The actor has always been vocal about his Catholic faith and has revealed in past interviews that he spends 15-20 minutes a day praying.

He also had the privilege of honouring Pope Francis when he visited America in 2015, and during the event, jokingly pleaded with the Pope to pardon him for his role in the Seth McFarlane movie, Ted.

© 2017