“Transformers 4” Is Most Important Role of My Career, Says Mark Wahlberg

Actor says working with Michael Bay again has finally made him popular with his own kids

By on December 18th, 2012 12:38 GMT

Director Michael Bay and actor Mark Wahlberg recently finished doing “Pain & Gain” together, an older passion project of Bay’s, and they will be soon getting to work on “Transformers 4,” which comes out in the summer of 2014.

In a recent interview with ComingSoon, Wahlberg shut down rumors that he was only doing the movie for a quick paycheck.

Not only has “Transformers” finally made him popular with his kids, but it will also mark the role of his career, he says.

“I'm really excited about ‘Transformers.’ Michael Bay and I just did ‘Pain & Gain’ and we had such a good time making it. He came to me and said, ‘I'm kind of doing a whole different reboot on Transformers. Are you interested?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I'll do it!’,” the actor explains.

“I loved the idea and I think we can make something really cool. This is not something where it's already established and I'm just in there to get a paycheck. I'm thinking this is the most important role of my career and I can do something really special,” he adds.

The statement about this being the “most important role of his career” is much debated online as we speak.

I can’t for the life of me imagine how “Transformers” could be more “important” than “The Fighter” or “The Departed” but perhaps it’s all a matter of perspective.

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Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg will work on “Transformers 4” together
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