Mark Wahlberg Says He Wasn't Cursing Out Tom Cruise

Mark Wahlberg Says He Wasn't Cursing Out Tom Cruise

“Lone Survivor” actor says he wasn't specifically referencing “Top Gun” star when he lashed out over comparison between acting and military service

Mark Wahlberg would like to make it known: He didn't intend to curse out Tom Cruise when he railed against comparing acting to military service Tuesday night.

But he still thinks it's a dumb comparison to make.

Also read: Mark Wahlberg: ‘How F—ing Dare You’ Compare Acting to Military; Hear That, Tom Cruise? (Video)

A Wrap story on the screening suggested that Wahlberg might have been coyly referring to a recent media dust-up over Cruise. But the “Planet of the Apes” star Wahlberg said Wednesday that he wasn't aware that the comparison was connected to Cruise, TMZ reports.

“I didn't know it was Tom Cruise that said  that, somebody just mentioned that people were comparing that, you know?” Wahberg said. “I love Tom Cruise.”

Also read: ‘Lone Survivor’ Review: Mark Wahlberg Shines in Powerful Drama About Hellish Wartime Decisions

In actuality, Cruise didn't make the comparison — it was his attorney, during  a deposition in the actor's libel case against Bauer Media, who compared a lengthy movie shoot to “serving in Afghanistan.”

The actor himself was quick to scoff at the comparison, saying, “Oh come on. You know, we're making a movie.”

Also read: Tom Cruise vs Bauer Media: Editors Worried About Getting Sued, Emails Reveal

Nonetheless, Wahlberg took extreme exception to the comparison during a Q&A following the world premiere of his new film “Lone Survivor,” about three Navy SEALs on a mission in Afghanistan.

“For actors to sit there and talk about, ‘Oh I went to SEAL training,’ and I slept on the — I don't give a fuck what you did. You don't do what these guys did,” Wahlberg fumed. “For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the military's. How fucking dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours.”

Wahlberg did not specifically reference Cruise during the tirade.

While professing his love for Cruise on Wednesday, Wahlberg did say it was an “unfair” comparison.

“I have the utmost respect for Tom Cruise, but I have the utmost respect or military guys, so it's just unfair for anybody to comment on that,” Walhberg noted.

  • jp

    good Mark

    • Gerard Kennelly

      cruise is a sick brainwashed cu**
      wahlberg is boston scum that took the eye out of a mans head

  • TN

    When did he exactly say, “dumb”? I watched the video, and he never says, “dumb.” You guys are as bad as TMZ.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      scientology has turned cruise into a fool

  • Jay BurnSlow

    lone was so good i want to see it again…