Mark Wahlberg felt "ridiculous" filming the fight scene in his new film 'Ted'.
The 41-year-old actor - who plays a man whose teddy bear comes to life in Seth MacFarlane's cheeky comedy - has confessed he felt "ridiculous" and "silly" filming the key fight scene with a stuffed bear.
He told MTV: "We choreographed it, but you're just in there flailing away at yourself. He's [Seth] like, 'OK, now he kicks you in the balls and now he does this.' I felt pretty silly."
The scene in question took three days to film and saw Mark wrestling with empty space or a prop until the bad-tempered, beer-guzzling teddy could be edited using CGI.
Despite Mark's reservations, director and 'Family Guy' creator Seth was thrilled with the result.
He said: "If you look at the raw footage, Mark's just going like this [strangling himself] with a pair of [teddy] bear arms attached to nothing.
"It gives you a sense of how good he is and how much he was able to sell the fact that he's fighting this imaginary character, because it really came together very well, I think."