Mark Wahlberg Gets Up at 5:30?

I love this from Mark Wahlberg about what happens to a father when you have daughters:

On protecting his daughters, the “Contraband” actor explained, “A man who has a daughter becomes a real man because now everything changes. If somebody says, ‘Oh my god, look at her!’ I’m like, ‘What’s wrong with you? That’s someone’s daughter!’ I have a lot of friends who have boys, and they just don’t get it in a way that they should.”

via Mark Wahlberg on His Next Movie, Fatherhood and Healthy Living | Extra.

I also love that a teen idol has worked hard and has expanded his career to be more business savyy. I think it’s called “diversifying revenue streams” or “kicking ass”.

I don’t normally watch a lot of the Today Show, but I caught a smidge of this segment with Wahlberg where he talks about being a father. He’s supposed to be doing press for his latest movie, but the gems of the interview are about being a dad:

Usually my youngest son wakes me up about 5:30, (and) drags me out of the bed,” the father of four said of his typical day-off routine. “He wears a pull-up, but he doesn’t like to pee in it. So I got to help him get the pull-up off to go to the bathroom.

The money quote is this one:

If I succeed as a businessman but fail as a father, then it’s all been for nothing,” Wahlberg said. “That’s by far the most important role that I’ll ever play in my life — being a parent and being a husband.”

Here’s the video: