-I want to ask about this. Because, um,
do you have a scuba background? Because you went to an opening
of an aquarium in Missouri? -Yes. Yeah, Johnny Morris opened
this beautiful wildlife museum. Johhny Morris is the founder
of Bass Pro Shop. -Uh-huh.
-And all of a sudden, George Bush was there,
Jimmy Carter. They´re like, “oh, you want to
get in the shark tank?” I´m like, “no, I don´t want to
get in the shark tank.” They´re like, “no, no, no,
it would be really cool. Get in the shark tank with the
stingrays and everything else.” Next thing you know, I´m diving
in this tank. I mean, I literally just showed
up to say hello. -Uh-huh.
-To show my support for the opening of the museum.
-And there you are. That´s, I guess,
a little stingray, right? -Yeah.
-Although, I don´t mean to say little. If I saw that,
I´d be terrified. -That´s how that guy
Steve Irwin died. -Yeah.
-He got stabbed by a stingray. -I don´t think in, like,
an aquarium, though. [ Laughter ]
-You know what? I don´t think they´re, like, really trainable animals,
either. You know, like, “hey, this one´s
not a stinger.” That´s a stinger right there,
that thing on the back. Yeah, that´s the little thing
that — -No, I think they have to go
through a really — a long training before they let
them in the aquarium. -Well, anyway, I went there.
We´re trying to persuade these guys to do
this Wahlburger partnership, open restaurants in
these Bass Pro Shops. ´cause people go there for,
like, six hours, and they´re like, “yeah, we´re
really into the idea.” But now we´re in a tank, and we
still don´t have a Wahlburgers in a Bass Pro Shop.
[ Laughter ] -Oh, so this was — you saw this
as a business opportunity, and it totally backfired. -You see what I do
to support my brand? Uh, yeah. And didn´t work out quite
the way I had hoped, so… -And was it — did it increase
the pressure to have two ex-presidents watch you get
into a scuba tank? -Oh, they´re all sitting there
just having hors d´oeuvres and cocktails
and looking… Basically paying no attention
to me whatsoever — -Well, I guess that´s
the thing is — -And you can´t really see out.
-Yeah. -You know? And I´m like, “I´ve
got to go somewhere else the same day.”
-Yeah. -And, like, people
just kind of left me. There was one other diver.
And they were just, like, doing these signals.
-[ Laughs ] -And I´m like, “I don´t know
scuba signals.” -Also, you can barely
tell it´s you. So it´s not that exciting to
watch if someone´s like, “ladies and gentlemen,
Mark Wahlberg.” You´d be like,
“that could be anybody.” -Exactly.
-You do get a — which is very surprising to me, because
you´ve been doing this so long and you´re so recognizable. But you do get mistaken for one
actor more than other actors. -Yes.
-You want to tell us who it is? -My fellow Bostonian Matt Damon.
-Yeah. -And by the way, your clip about
all the Boston movies… -Oh…
-Was one of the funniest things I´ve ever seen.
-[ Laughs ] Thank you. -Much better Boston accent than
most of the people in Boston, by the way,
so thank you for that. -Yes, I don´t think
I´m top tier, but I do think I´m better than bottom.
-No, it´s — it´s pretty high. -Yeah.
-It´s pretty high. So anyway, yeah, he gets
recognized, you know, for me and I get recognized for him.
But I never tell people. I never correct anybody.
Somebody comes up and says, “hey, I loved you
in ´The Bourne.´” I´m like, “thank you. I got
another one coming out soon.” And I just keep going.
[ Cheers and applause ] It´s like, I start explaining —
-Yeah. -I didn´t want to apologize.
-Yeah. -They think I´m offended.
I´m not offended at all. Not a problem,
thank you very much. -[ Laughs ]
-I´ll see you later. -You shot some of this movie,
“Daddy´s Home 2,” in Boston. -Yes.
-Is it exciting for you to shoot in Boston?
-Well, like, random people showing up unannounced
and uninvited. No. -Oh, right,
´cause you have such… -But every — yeah, I have
a long history there. You know, it´s nice to be able
to see my mom and stuff. But, you know, like, everybody´s
like, “oh, I love Boston!” Everybody who, like, went to
school to Boston or spent a little time,
spent the summer in Nantucket or on the cape, they love it.
You know, if you´ve been there, you know, there´s a reason why
you wanna — I mean, I love going back. And I
appreciate that I can go back. But I have people from my past,
some of them kind of sketchy that´ll show up unannounced.
Like, my friends were, like, plotting to steal
camera equipment before on “The Perfect Storm.”
And they were like, “wow,
that thing looks expensive.” I´m like, “yeah, it´s like
$250,000.” They´re like, “oh, let´s put it
in the trunk.” [ Laughter ]
I´m like, “who are you going to “sell a Panovision camera to?
You´re going to sell it to “George at the store
for 500 bucks “and a free — free pizza? He´s
not gonna be able to use it. They´re gonna —
they´re gonna catch you.” -I didn´t think of it that way.
That makes a lot of sense. Hey, it´s always great to see
you. Congrats on the film. It´s a pleasure.
-Thanks for having me.