‘Ted 1’ earned $218, 815, 487 in domestic box office in 2012 but male lead star, Mark Wahlberg, is apologetic about the film. He also hoped that the Lord has a good sense of humor when it comes to the comedy films he made as an actor.
Wahlberg hosted The Festival of Families with Pope Francis on Saturday, Sept. 26 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. He also took the opportunity to ask the Pope for forgiveness for the film “Ted.”
“That was truly the voice of an angel,” Wahlberg said after a young soloist performed at the event. “But then he whispered in my ear that he loved the movie Ted. And I told him that was not appropriate for a boy of his age,” the actor joked. He then turned to the Pope and said: “Holy Father please forgive me. I’ve always hoped that the good Lord has a sense of humor when it comes and pertains to many of the movies that I’ve made.” Watch the video from USA Today.
“Ted” is a story about a man named John Bennet, played by Wahlberg. When John was a kid he wished for his beloved teddy bear to come alive and it came true. Thirty years later, Ted was already this foul-mouthed teddy bear who drank beer and smoked weed with John. Some of the scenes went as far as showing Ted having sex with women using a carrot.
Nevertheless, Executive Director of the World Meeting of Families, Donna Crilley, said the organization is “deeply honored” to have Wahlberg host the event.
In real life, away from the limelight, Wahlberg is a devout Catholic. “Being a Catholic is the most important aspect of my life,” he told Catholic Herald in an interview. “The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church,” he said.