Mark Wahlberg: God most important part of my life

Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:52pm EDT
 
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By Zorianna Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Actor Mark Wahlberg received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday as part of the promotion for "The Other Guys."

The cop comedy, starring Will Ferrell and directed by Adam McKay, opens in North America next Friday through Sony Pictures.

The one-time rapper and underwear model, who made his acting debut in 1994's "Renaissance Man," recently chatted about comedy, God and kids.

IN DOING A COMEDY, DID YOU DISCOVER AN ASPECT OF YOURSELF YOU HADN'T BEFORE?

Mark Wahlberg: Coming from where I come from, you're always worried about what people think and you become a bit self-conscious. There's no room for that on the set of their movies. I felt confident and comfortable enough with those guys knowing that I'd be protected to put myself out there.

YOU FIRST TRIED YOUR HAND AT COMEDY WITH "DATE NIGHT" THIS YEAR.

Wahlberg: Comedy is something I've wanted to do for a long time. But you gotta do it with the right people. If you don't, then you probably won't get too many other opportunities. I was already signed on to do the Will Ferrell, Adam McKay movie when this opportunity came up, so it was a nice way to get my feet wet.

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<p>Actor Mark Wahlberg poses with his plaque after his star was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, July 29, 2010. Wahlberg's star is the 2,414th star on the Walk of Fame. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>