The life and career of Mark Wahlberg has been a very interesting one and something that wuld actually make for a very good Hollywood movie. After starting out his career as a model and music star, going by the name of Marky Mark, he then went on to become a top Hollywood actor, before a new venture was brought to his door by his brother Paul.
That idea was obviously Wahlburgers, which has gone on to have a successful reality television series, as well as the restaurant chain taking off around the world. However, Mark has now admitted that he had a lot of doubts about getting involved with Wahlburgers, as he did not want to idea to come across as cheap and ruin the brand he had built for himself.
Wahlberg explained, "I was grateful I was I able to help Paul see that dream come to reality. But once he mentioned the idea of Wahlburgers, I said, 'Are you out of your mind?' I spent 20-some-odd years building my brand and going from the music world to being taken really seriously as an actor and a producer."
He added, "I said, 'There's no way. Call it Paul's Place, whatever you want. I'll fund it for you, but this is not going to happen.'" Although he then had a change of heart, "If we could really build a business, a real business, then that's something that I'm interested in. But we're going to do it in a big way. I want to be around to enjoy it. And so things kind of happened."
It was definitely a good move by all in the end, as Wahlburgers has gone on to prove very popular and hugely successful all over the world. Good work guys!