Mark Wahlberg had some sage advice to share with Tom Holland.
The actors made an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” on Thursday night where Wahlberg, 46, offered some words of wisdom to Holland, the young, new star of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.
“I’m the last person he should ask for advice. You’ve never been to jail have you?” Wahlberg asks Holland, who says he hasn’t spent time behind bars. The 21-year-old Brit certainly isn’t a newcomer when it comes to acting, but Spider-Man will mark his first foray into blockbuster leading-man territory.
“See, it’s a role reversal thing,” explains Wahlberg. “I went to jail before I had a career so he’s going go to jail at some point during [his] career. Don’t take any advice from me.”
Wahlberg, who found fame in the 1990s as a model and rapper before transitioning to acting, advised Holland how not to spend his first big paycheque.
“The first cheque I got, I ran to the Mercedes dealer. I bought a car. I didn’t have money for registration or insurance. The police towed the vehicle because I was driving without insurance. You don’t want any advice from me,” he jokes. “L.A. is the move. Get a jacuzzi. I just met all your brothers – bring the boys to Cali, get a medical marijuana license so you have an excuse and go have some fun dude.”
“Have some fun for me,” he adds. “I’m 46-years-old, I’m married, I’ve got four kids, I get yelled at night and day, they tell me how much they hate me. They give me a ‘Daddy I Love You, Happy Father’s Day’ card which is nice, right? That works and it’s a beautiful thing… but go have some fun.”
The “Transformers: Last Knight” star regaled his fellow guests with a story of how his daughter’s new boyfriend one-upped him after he asked to meet her suitor, throwing him off of his planned tough-guy routine.
“He one-ups me. He brings his mom,” Wahlberg explains. “I was all ready, I had the whole thing, a couple of my buddies there and all of a sudden him and his mom come in and I’m all like, ‘Hey, so what do you do at school? Do you have any extra-curricular activities?'”
But, it sounds like the young man has earned Papa Wahlberg’s seal of approval.
“The genius thing is he’s so sweet. She is like steamrolling me all the time and he sees that she’s being rude to me, she’s being mean to me. If you’re not being nice to him, he might not want to be around you and this dude is a keeper,” he says. “This dude is really nice. He’s cool, he went to her graduation with us. He’s really sweet.”
“The perfect scenario is to find one boy who she’s with forever, will treat her like a princess, but I don’t know if she can hold him down,” he jokes.
Also on the episode was Sienna Miller and motion-capture actor and director Andy Serkis who, after demonstrating how he becomes the CGI ape Caesar in the “Planet Of The Apes” franchise, let Holland give his prosthetic ape legs a try.