Mark Wahlberg speaks on new film, Christian faith

Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has opened up on how starting his day with prayer has helped him in his life’s journey. He also revealed the process it took him to feature in his latest film ‘Arthur the King.’

“Prayer has been a big part of the way I start my day for decades now. It helps me get through everything, especially to remind me of what I'm trying to do daily. I'm away from home, I miss my family, so it's got to start with gratitude. And then also, the guidance and the reminder to continue to do the things that He wants me to do and the path that He wants me to take, because I'll always have a plan, and He changes that quite often,” he told The Christian Post.

Wahlberg plays a major character in the forthcoming movie ‘Arthur the King,’ which will be in theaters on March 15. It is based on a true story and it centers on Mikael Lindnord (Wahlberg), an adventure racer spurred by the desire for one final victory.

The movie is an adaptation of Lindnord's bestselling book ‘Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home.’ It was directed by Simon Cellan Jones.

Speaking about his role in the movie, Wahlberg said that his preparation to appear like an adventure racer took him three months. He also spoke on how the movie relates to his family values.

 The father-of-four said, “My kids said I am not allowed to come home without the dog [who plays Arthur in the movie]. So, I was naive enough to think that maybe there was a slight chance that his owner would part ways with them and allow me, because I'm the star of the movie, to take the dog home.

"So I did ask. I told my kids I asked him. Of course, I got a big 'no.' They looked at me like I was crazy. And I completely understood."

He considers the opinion of his family before he thinks of himself in a role. In his words: "I can't help but think that every time I choose a role, is it something my wife and kids would want to see me in? Not so much would they approve, because I haven't played a bad guy for 20-something years, and I just did that recently. And I think my kids and wife will get a kick out of it, but I think about if it's something that they would enjoy seeing.”

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