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Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg Talk Father-Son Dynamics on ‘Father Stu’ Set


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Actors Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg have joined ‘The Ingraham Angle’ for part two of an exclusive meet and greet on the release of their movie ‘Father Stu’.

In the film, Gibson plays Bill Long, father of Wahlberg’s Stuart Long, and told Fox News’ Raymond Arroyo how great it was to be in a familiar role again with the ‘Lone Survivor’ actor. .

Gibson previously played Wahlberg’s father in “Daddy’s Home 2,” a Christmas-themed movie, Arroyo noted.

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Mel Gibson.
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Wahlberg agreed, adding that he loved working with Gibson again in the same dynamic.

“[W]ho better for the part, I think, you know, to really understand the subject – what we were trying to accomplish tonally – all of that,” he said.

“But the first time [in Daddy’s Home 2] we had so much fun. And then we were talking about doing something else that he was going to direct who [Rosalind Ross] had already written ‘Destroyer’ – so we were kind of talking about it, and I was always trying to push that up.”

“And then I came back to them and then here we are.”

Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg.

Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg.
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Gibson said: “[Bill Long] is a very deep guy. But you know, a guy from Montana, not too demonstrative – but a very “still waters are deep” kind of thing, and [filmmaker Rosalind Ross] wrote a great character,” Gibson said.

He added that he once met the real Bill Long on the phone and approached the role in “Father Stu” with trepidation.

Bill Long was “thrilled” that Gibson was chosen to portray him in the film, Wahlberg said.

Arroyo noted that he found the two actors’ on-screen chemistry excellent, which filmmaker Rosalind Ross agreed with.

“They’re both such dedicated, prepared – but mostly instinctive – actors, and they’re so nuanced, and I think it’s no secret that they both bring a level of personal experience to their respective roles which inevitably helps,” she told Arroyo. .


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