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Mark Wahlberg Unveils He's Almost Cast as Kirk's Dad in 'Star Trek'

February 26, 2013 (8:33 am) GMT
After turning down the offer to star in J.J. Abrams' space film, Wahlberg is left surprised that the movie is now becoming a massive hit.

Turns out almost became a cast member of J.J. Abrams' "" franchise. The "" actor revealed that he was offered by Abrams to tackle a key role in the 2009 space movie, but he turned it down. The actor was later surprised, and probably regretted his decision, after learning the movie became a massive hit.

"I remember [J.J. Abrams] asking me to play Captain Kirk's father in Star Trek," Wahlberg confessed to Total Film, while gushing about being a fan of the "" helmer. The "" star then said that he was not interested in the script at the time.

Wahlberg, who admitted he's never a fan of sci-fi genre, went, "I tried to read the script, but I couldn't even - I didn't understand the words or dialog or anything, and I said, 'I couldn't do this. I think you're really talented but I couldn't do it.' Then I saw the movie and I was like, 'Holy s***, he did a great job'."

Abrams is currently preparing to release "" on May 17. He's also signed on to helm another space saga film "Star Wars Episode 7" for a 2015 release Stateside. Wahlberg, meanwhile, will next appear in "" and "". He's also up to film "Transformers 4" and "".



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