I kind of thought Mark Wahlberg might hit me if I brought up A) New Kids on the Block or B) the Funky Bunch in my interview with him to ostensibly promote "The Happening." Lo and behold 15 minutes into our chat I found him to be a charming, self-effacing guy who was more than happy to laugh at his past a little.
His reaction to brother Donnie hooking up with NKOTB once again? "Whatever floats your boat. If the Rolling Stones can be wheeled out on wheelchairs then why can't the New Kids go out there?"
What about a reunion with the Funky Bunch who are also reportedly getting back together? "Not a f---ing chance," he told me.
"They asked me if I would partake and I had to decline," he continued. "Part of me would love to run around and act like a freaking a--hole again but I can't do that. I've got two kids. I saw something on VH1 or something about me in the 90s and I thought, oh my God, how am I going to explain this to my kids? I have a few years to think about how to finesse it but I do think about it on a daily basis."
Disappointed we won't see the return of Marky Mark? Is Wahlberg right to leave the past behind? Would you pay to see the return of him and the Funky Bunch?