Mark Wahlberg talks 'Father Stu,' faith and more with Raymond Arroyo: 'This is my calling'

So many things. 明显, my past, but also my present,” Wahlberg said. “And my looking for my purpose … God has continued to bless me and put me in this situation, not to continue to grow and work on Mark Wahlberg, the person, but to do His work and give me… the skills and the tools to go out there and articulate the message that he wants me to.

那条消息, Wahlberg explained, is rooted in the premise of Father Stuthe titular character played by Wahlberg himself.

电影, slated to release on Good Friday 2022 and on which Wahlberg also serves as a producer, is the real-life redemption story of Fr. Stuart Long, who journeyed from fighter to Father. And though he has since passed away, 它是 “not before he was able to inspire thousands upon thousands of people,” said Wahlberg of the priest’s legacy.

He was a guy who was really lost, trying to find his way… eventually makes his way to the priesthood and loses mobility over his body, complete control over all of his muscles in time. And that ends up being the vehicle of his redemption in some ways,” said Wahlberg.

And they’re hard-won redemptive stories,” 他继续, speaking of not just Father Stu’s, but his own.

I just knew that I needed to make this movie … this was my calling” – 马克·沃尔伯格