Tom Cruise stirred up controversy earlier this week when court documents suggested the actor felt his job as an actor was comparable to “fighting in Afghanistan.”
Fellow actor Mark Wahlberg blasted Cruise during a Q&A session after the premiere of his film “Lone Survivor”.
Wahlberg was asked by the moderator about the difficulties of training and shooting the film and the actor let loose.
Mark stated, “For actors to sit there and talk about ‘Oh I went to SEAL training,’ and I slept on the — I don’t give a fu*k what you did. You don’t do what these guys did. For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the military’s. How fu*king dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours.”
“I don’t give a shit if you get your ass busted,” he continued. “You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order fucking chicken. Or your steak. Whatever the fu*k it is.”
At the end of the session, Mark Wahlberg apologized for “losing my shit,” adding that he was “proud to be a part” of the movie.
The actor’s rant were about statements that were said to have been made by Tom Cruise.
A lawyer asked Tom if he was aware that his own counsel had “equated your absence from [his daughter] Suri…to someone fighting in Afghanistan,” Cruise said he hadn’t heard the analogy, but agreed that “that’s what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal”.
Cruise was then asked again if he believed “the situations” were one and the same, at which point he tried to back off his previous statement by scoffing and saying “oh, come on.”
It still looks like the damage was done and veterans were not amused.
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