Boston-born actor Mark Wahlberg broke a little Patriots news this week on Bill Simmons’ “B.S. Report” podcast on Grantland, saying quarterback Tom Brady will make cameos in two of his next movie projects: “Ted 2” and the “Entourage” feature-length film.
Here’s Marky Mark talking about the projects:
“Just shot another movie here [in Boston]. We shot 'Ted 2.' And we have an amazing performance from none other than the greatest quarterback of all time. Tom [Brady] is in the movie,” Wahlberg explains. “He plays himself, but he does an amazing job. Funny, funny moment.”
“Ted 2” is the Seth MacFarlane sequel to “Ted,” a comedy about a man and his foul-mouthed stuffed bear.
“There were moments where I was always improvising when doing the scene with him,” Wahlberg says. “There are times I’m supposed to be a super fan, so I’m trying to calm myself down before I knock on his door. But I’m pretending that I don’t know who he is. I keep saying he looks like different people.
“Then of course, I’m playing an air conditioning guy, so I’m asking him to sign the paper, and I ask him if he can sign that to me and Ted and put No. 12 there, and can you put ‘Eli Manning sucks.’ And can you put ‘Wes Welker is a traitor,’ and we keep playing around and playing around. I’m staring at his eyes, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, they’re bluer than Daytona Beach on MTV Spring Break.’”
“He did a great job, really funny.”
“Then we got Gronk, we got [Stevan] Ridley and we got [Julian] Edelman all in the ‘Entourage’ movie. And Tom’s in the ‘Entourage’ movie. So, I got him in two movies. It’s going to be a big summer for those guys.”
Both movies are scheduled to come out next summer.
Brady on Thursday posted this photo from the “Ted 2” set on his Facebook page:
And later Thursday, Jerry Ferrara, who plays Turtle on “Entourage” tweeted some “visual evidence” of the Patriots' involvement in that film.
— Jerry Ferrara (@jerrycferrara) November 7, 2014