Mark Wahlberg Brings Pain & Gain to NYC and Addresses Boston Bombings
Mark Wahlberg wore an all-black ensemble to the NYC screening of Pain & Gain at the Crosby Street Hotel last night. He was joined by rapper 50 Cent, Peter Facinelli, who had girlfriend Jaimie Alexander by his side, and New York Giants football star Victor Cruz for the movie's NYC debut. Olivia Palermo and boyfriend Johannes Huebl also joined Mark to take in his latest film. Missing from the action was his costar Dwayne Johnson, although he and Mark linked up last week to premiere Pain & Gain in Miami ahead of its April 26 release.
Last night was an unexpectedly somber occasion for Boston native Mark on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombings. Mark took to his Twitter account yesterday to wish his hometown well, saying, "Thoughts and prayers with my hometown Boston today." Mark was torn between supporting his film and expressing his worry for his family members back in Boston, and he conveyed his true feelings about the tragedy in an interview with reporters last night, explaining, "I really didn't even want to come tonight. I hadn't really heard much — I spoke to my mom, and most of my family seems to be okay. It's such a big event, there's so many people there. It's horrible man. It's [expletive] disgusting, man. I just — I'm very upset."