Actor Mark Wahlberg recently revealed the one movie that he’s prayed to God for forgiveness for starring in, telling a Chicago audience on Friday that it was his lead role in “Boogie Nights” that left him seeking absolution.
Wahlberg, who played porn star Dirk Diggler in the 1997 film, stood next to Cardinal Blase Cupich at an event aimed at inspiring young people to come back to the Catholic faith when he made the admission.
“‘Boogie Nights’ is up there at the top of the list,” he said when asked if he had any films in particular for which he sought spiritual clemency.
Wahlberg continued, “I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I’ve made some poor choices in my past.”
As Faithwire previously reported, Wahlberg has routinely discussed how his Catholic faith has helped him overcome a troubled past. The actor faced legal challenges in 1988, when the then-16 year old was charged for an assault and spent 45 days in prison following the robbery at a convenience store; today, he’s a different person.
“I think the fact that I’ve been able to turn my life around and really make my mom proud and become a better person through focusing on my faith, it always gives me great sense of pride to come home,” Wahlberg told People Magazine last year, while discussing his movie about the Boston bombing titled, “Patriots Day.”
It was in 2012 that Wahlberg told Piers Morgan he either goes to Mass or church every day, stopping in for 15-20 minutes to say some prayers and get his day going. Wahlberg also further addressed how he changed his life after spending 45 days behind bars as a youth.