Actor Mark Wahlberg is making the media rounds to promote his new movie Father Stu — a true story about a boxer who becomes a priest. Speaking with Faithwire, Wahlberg discussed redemption and railed against cancel culture.
“This movie has a very clear message that we are not going to give up on people,” Wahlberg says. “We are not going to turn our backs on people because of mistakes that they’ve made. We are going to tell people and encourage people that nobody is beyond redemption and that we support you, we love you, we accept you for who you are.”
“There’s nothing worse than when somebody realizes that people don’t care,” he added.
Wahlberg has been very outspoken about his newfound Catholic faith:
“I’m kind of doing all this not to continue to grow my career, but to utilize my career for good and to do God’s work,” he said.
“If this is a movie that really changes people’s lives and motivates them and inspires them to do great things — you know, all I really gotta do is convert one person, and I get to go through the pearly gates,” he explained. “So If I can continue to do that in a major way, remaining humble and just doing it for all the right reasons, then I would much rather have that be my legacy than being the biggest box office star in the world.”