Date: 15th August 2001
PLANET OF THE APES (2001) star MARK WAHLBERG refuses to model underwear ever again. Before making it in movies, Wahlberg was better known for stripping down to his boxer shorts for CALVIN KLEIN adverts and for being rapper MARKY MARK.
But the actor insists those days are behind him. He explains, "You know, I just try and not think about it. I try to avoid seeing it. At the time, I remember thinking this isn't what I thought it was going to be, it was just something that happened a long time ago. "
The 30-year-old says that it was the urge of a new challenge that made him go to Hollywood. He says, "My willingness to learn and my commitment to going in and actually doing the ground work is what's great about being in movies."
"It was just a decision I made one day. I really wanted to change my life. I just wanted to see what else was out there in the big wide world for me. " (ACW/TH/RP)