Mark Wahlberg’s Retirement Is on the Horizon, “I Won’t Act Much Longer”
Mark Wahlberg, 52, might be considering a permanent shift from the spotlight to behind the camera. In a recent interview, the actor hinted at his impending retirement.
In a recent interview, Mark Wahlberg was candid about the future of his work. “Well, I’m certainly working harder now than ever. Certain businesses, you kind of build them, pass them on, or you exit,” Wahlberg shared.
He expressed uncertainty about his children’s interests but stated, “Hopefully my kids, we’ll see what their interests are, but I don’t think that I’ll be acting that much longer at the pace I am now. That’s for sure.”
Wahlberg and his wife, Rhea Durham, have four children: Ella, 20, Michael, 17, Brendan, 14, and Grace, 13.
The actor’s career began in the ’90s as a member of the hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. His screen debut came in 1994’s Renaissance Man. Wahlberg achieved significant success with the Entourage HBO series, which aired for eight seasons from 2004 to 2011. In 2004, he founded his production company, Closest to the Hole.
Wahlberg shared his motivation for becoming a producer, explaining, “I started producing out of necessity. I didn’t want to sit around waiting for Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise or whoever was already established before me to go and pass on a movie until I could get my hands on it.”
He reflected on his preference for being behind the scenes, saying, “If I’m gonna be in that position, I’d rather be behind the wheel.” He drew an analogy to driving a car at high speed, emphasizing the importance of control.
His revelation about retiring from acting coincides with his family’s move from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Wahlberg explained, “I spent lots of time in LA pursuing my interests and my career, and now it’s time for them to pursue theirs. Everybody is thriving there. It’s been great.” He mentioned his children’s diverse interests, including equestrian sports, basketball, and golf.
The move to Las Vegas was motivated by the desire to offer his kids a better life and the opportunity to pursue their aspirations. Wahlberg expressed excitement about the future and the vibrant entertainment scene in Las Vegas, having attended shows by Adele and Bruno Mars and enjoying the city’s diverse dining options.