Mark Wahlberg is glad his partying days are behind him.
The 39-year-old actor – who became addicted to cocaine and served time in jail as a teenager – now prefers to play golf and spend time with his children Ella Rae, seven, Michael, four, Brendan Joseph, who turns two tomorrow and Grace Margaret, eight months.
Speaking on the red carpet at the gala premiere of his new movie ‘The Other Guys’ at the Vue cinema in London’s Leicester Square last night , Mark said: “There’s nothing really but trouble out there. I enjoy going to bed early. Instead of going to the nightclub I go to the country club.
“I play golf in the morning and hang out with my kids all day everyday. I’ve dodged many bullets in my day, literally, so to be able to just settle down and relax, I enjoy that.”
Mark’s co-stars Eva Mendes and Will Ferrell – who play an unusually matched husband and wife in the action comedy film – were also in attendance at the premiere and joked they had to get restraining orders out against each other on set.
When quizzed on what it was like working with Will and Mark, Eva laughed: “I had to bring in my attorneys. Basically, I had to bring a restraining order against Will for the first month of shooting and then things got a little better after that.”
Will, 43, joked working with 36-year-old Eva was hard because she is like a “Bengal tiger” in her pursuit of him.
He said: “She is so tricky. I had to get a restraining order against her. She is a tricky little wench. Persistent. To the point where I said to her, ‘You can’t sleep in your car in front of my house, it’s just a movie.’
“It was like working with a Bengal tiger. Unpredictable, wild, loved eating raw meat, and yet viciously beautiful.”