Mark Wahlberg Speaks on Weird Leonardo DiCaprio Feud

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Mark Wahlberg has explained a strange feud he once had with Leonardo DiCaprio. Mark admits that although he didn’t realize it at the time, he acted like a jerk to Leo at a charity basketball match and was later surprised when Leo didn’t want to work with him on ‘The Basketball Diaries’ which started the negative vibes between the two actors. Mark revealed how it all began:

“Leonardo was like, ‘Over my dead f**king body. Marky Mark’s not going to be in this f–king movie, because we’d had a thing—I didn’t even realize it, [but] I was a bit of a d–k to him at a charity basketball game. So he was like, ‘This f–king asshole is not going to be in this movie.”

Thankfully Mark managed to turn things around during his audition by blowing the director away with his performance and he was able to mend his relationship with Leo because he was so talented that Leo was happy to approve of him to work on the film. He admits that it was at first a tense moment between them:

“So I come in and I do the audition and I kind of look at him and he kind of looks at me, and then we do a scene, and they’re like, ‘Hmm, this f–king dude’s pretty good, right? The next thing you know, boom, we’re hanging out.”

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