He may act like a tough guy on-screen, but Mark Wahlberg made a rather surprising confession during an appearance on Friday’s “The Graham Norton Show.”
Wahlberg, 46, appeared on the UK talkshow alongside “Daddy’s Home 2” co-stars, Mel Gibson, 61, John Lithgow, 72, and Will Ferrell, 50.
The group were chatting about what films made them get a little teary-eyed, and Wahlberg admitted he was a sucker for Disney.
The actor explained, “I get very sentimental. Yes, ‘Shrek’ makes me cry. All of those films make me cry.”
Lithgow said of his role of Don in “Daddy’s Home 2″: I am just sloppy, sentimental, brimming over with emotion. It’s an extreme version of me, I’m a little sentimental myself.”
Ferrell then added, “I am too. I found myself crying on a commercial airline flight watching ‘The Parent Trap.’ My wife looked over at me and was like ‘what is going on?'”
“You know what’s going to happen, they’re all going to get back together. But, I couldn’t help it. Tears were just streaming down my face, snot, everything,” he went on.
Not ending the confessions there, Lithgow even said he sometimes cries while watching his own films.
He admitted: “I was watching ‘Terms of Endearment’ for the first time in many years, a movie that I was in. But, it’s a completely no-fault tear-jerker. It never fails.”
The show also saw Gibson admit he was surprised when Hollywood welcomed him back, after he suffered a string of personal troubles, which could have easily ended his career.
Gibson was accused of going on a string of anti-Semitic and racist outbursts, including the DUI arrest in July 2006 where he was filmed saying “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” He was also involved in an alleged domestic violence incident with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
The star said of the industry accepting his much-publicized issues: “I am surprised, as I have been digging a ditch for the past 10 years. Quite frankly, it’s been a lot of hard work personally and professionally, but the work goes on as I think it does for most of us.”