Actor Mark Wahlberg recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he revealed an interesting fact regarding the film Boogie Nights. As it turns out, Mark Wahlberg actually chose to keep his prosthetic penis that was used during production on the film.
He confirmed this tidbit, via NYPost, when Ellen DeGeneres asked the following question:
“Is it true that you still have the prosthetic you wore in ‘Boogie Nights’?”
If there was any doubt, Mark Wahlberg confirmed straight away that he kept it:
“Yes, yes. It’s in a safe locked away,” replied Wahlberg.
“It’s not something I could leave out. All of a sudden my kids are looking for a spare phone charger and pull that thing out and go, ‘What the heck is this?!’ It wouldn’t be a good look.”
With that said, it appears that his oldest daughter Ella Rae, 18-years-old, has seen the film. Although they haven’t had “the conversation” about the sex scenes that he calls, “very uncomfortable.” In fact, he explained a bit about what it was like when he first did the film. As fans of Mark Wahlberg know, he played his role in the film in an attempt to move away from music and underwear modeling.
“The expectations were so low when I started acting,” he noted.
“You do something remotely interesting, ‘Oh my god, he’s fantastic!’ Next thing you know, they nominate me for an Oscar and I didn’t even do anything.”
Although Mark Wahlberg has kept his prosthetic penis, which he has previously joked about selling at a charity auction, he wants to do different types of films going forward in his career. For example, he’s doing the upcoming faith-based film Father Stu, and he’s insisted that he wants to do other films that could be similarly helpful to people. As such, it’ll be interesting to see what he chooses to do with his career going forward.