Mark Wahlberg has confirmed he still has the prosthetic penis he wore in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights.
In the film, Wahlberg plays porn star Dirk Diggler and had a foot-long prosthetic prop he had to wear.
Wahlberg appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday (April 12), during which DeGeneres asked the actor: “Is it true that you still have the prosthetic you wore in Boogie Nights?”
“Yes, yes. It’s in a safe locked away,” Wahlberg replied. “It’s not something I could leave out. All of a sudden my kids are looking for a spare phone charger and pull that thing out and go, ‘What the heck is this?!’ It wouldn’t be a good look.”
Take a look at the full interview here:
Discussing joining the film over 25 years ago, Wahlberg said of his experience: “The expectations were so low when I started acting. You do something remotely interesting, ‘Oh my god, he’s fantastic!’ Next thing you know, they nominate me for an Oscar and I didn’t even do anything.
“But I definitely worked harder than everybody and I wanted to make sure that I could prove to filmmakers that I was capable of doing the best job for them and I would do anything for them.”
Next up, Mark Wahlberg is starring in Joe Bell and also in Father Stu. Last year, he revealed he was eating 11,000 calories a day to play the titular boxing priest.
“Unfortunately, I had to consume, for two weeks, 7,000 calories, and then for another two weeks, 11,000 calories. And it was fun for about an hour,” he explained.
“It’s such a hard, physical thing to do. Losing weight, you just kind of tough it out – you just don’t eat, and exercise.
“And this, even when you’re full, I would wake up after a meal and have another meal. I was eating every three hours. It was not fun.”