Mark Wahlberg Expresses Regret Over Previous Assault Charges
The star said he has been working hard to correct previous mistakes…
Mark Wahlberg has opened up about his previous convictions and his current request for a pardon from Massachusetts, for an assault he committed as a teen.
The actor was at the New York premiere of his latest film, The Gambler, and spoke about his responsibility as a role model.
“I've been working very hard to correct a lot of mistakes,” the former rapper told reporters on the red carpet. “I've worked really hard to be a positive influence for kids growing up in communities like mine who don't really have a chance.”
The 43-year-old defended himself from critics, stating his celebrity status was not a factor in his decision: "In no way shape or form was I trying to use my celebrity or success to say, 'Well, I feel entitled to get this because of the fame and fortune.'"
The Gambler is due in cinemas on January 23.