(Ezekiel Loseke, Headline USA) Mark Wahlberg, the Catholic and conservative-friendly actor, has moved to Las Vegas and intends to open a Movie Studio there.
Wahlberg explained his move to Vegas, according to Breitbart News.
“[I left California] to give my kids a better life,” he explained.
Wahlberg said that he was seeking a place more friendly to his Catholicism.
“[My Catholicism is] not popular in my industry,” he said. “[Faith] it’s everything. It’s afforded me so many things. We want to be better versions of ourselves, and through focusing my faith, it’s allowed me to do that.”
The former Hollyweird actor explained that the move has been very good for those he brought with him to support his acting career.
“When I moved here, I brought probably like 15 or 20 people that work with me also moving here,” he said. “They went from three-bedroom houses that they were really struggling to pay rent for. And now they have a six-bedroom house. And it’s, you know, half the cost.”
Wahlberg summarized the reason for his move to Nevada in a single sentence.
“It’s just a much better lifestyle here and more affordable,” he said.
Wahlberg’s new studio is great news for Conservatives, as he has long been known as a latent conservative, or at the very least, hostile to woke culture and leftism.
Townhall ran an article describing Wahlberg’s conservative tendencies in 2018.
In 2018 a comedian named Billy Eichner blamed Wahlberg for the rise of Trump in a tweet, according to Men’s Health.
“Wow! Interesting. I think we’ve got to blame people who are out of touch with middle America,” he said. “Hollywood celebrities don’t pay people’s bills. People in America have got real lives. Let’s stay connected to the people.”
Again, in 2017 speaking of President Trump, Wahlberg expressed a hope that Americans could rally behind him.
“I had a strong opinion and I didn’t choose to voice it out in the public,” he said. “But now that somebody is in office, let’s all just come together and rally around him and make sure he has the best chance to succeed.”
Wahlberg also said he’d share a meal with President Trump, according to Yahoo News.
“I’ve shared a golf course with him, so I’d certainly share a burger with him,” he said.
He further praised Nevada’s Republican Governor Joe Lombardo, according to Breitbart News.
“There’s lots of opportunity for growth here,” he said. “And the government, especially our new governor, is really looking for opportunities to create jobs outside of gaming.”
Though these comments offer clues of Wahlberg’s political leanings, Wahlberg doesn’t engage in public political commentary.
“Look, I’ve never gone out and talked about politics. I’m an actor,” he reasoned. “A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”
Many of the films Wahlberg has starred in appeal to a conservative audience.
- Last year’s blockbuster Father Stu, focuses on the redemptive role of Catholicism and the way faith empowers courage and sacrifice.
- The Fighter tells the story of an underdog Boston boxer who scrapes his way to title contention.
- Lone Survivor was a film about a Navy Seal enduring much suffering to serve God and country.
- Patriots Day is a film depicting the heroic life and efforts of a Boston cop going after the Boston Marathon Bomber.
Wahlberg’s new studio creates the potential to produce more films in the same vein.