Mark Wahlberg Says His Onscreen Romance with Halle Berry in New Movie The Union Marks 'Every Guy's Fantasy'

Mark Wahlberg opened up about cozying up with Halle Berry in their new Netflix movie The Union

Published Time: 04.07.2024 - 02:31:13 Modified Time: 04.07.2024 - 02:31:13

Mark Wahlberg opened up about cozying up with Halle Berry in their new Netflix movie The Union.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, published on Tuesday, July 2, Wahlberg, 53, spoke about his onscreen romance with Berry, 57.

"...Halle, her and I have known each other for such a long time and this movie is going to be so great because it’s every guy’s fantasy, to think that they got a shot with Halle Berry," Wahlberg told the outlet. 

The Union premieres Aug. 16 on the streaming platform. It follows a construction worker from New Jersey who is recruited by his high school sweetheart to embark on "a high-stakes US intelligence mission," per the synopsis.

In the interview, Wahlberg elaborated on the relationship between the two lead characters, played by him and Berry respectively.

"They were childhood sweethearts, and they come back together. He basically waited 25 years for her to come back, walk back through that door and into his life, and it happens, and there isn’t anything he wouldn't do to prove himself to her if he got a second chance," he said.

The Arthur the King actor continued, "For me, that was the whole motivation of the character: just do anything he could to not screw it up again."

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However, Wahlberg admitted that it’s "a little weird” to act in a romantic relationship onscreen given that he’s been married to his wife Rhea Durham since 2009.

"I think it’s a little weird anyway when you’re portraying some sort of romance onscreen, it’s not normal, but my wife knows that she is my everything," he said. "She is the most special woman in the world."

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On Monday, Durham shared a sweet set of photos from Durham's 46th birthday celebration, which she celebrated with Wahlberg and their four kids - Ella, 20, Michael, 18, Brendan, 15, and Grace, 13.

"🙏🏼⭐️ Thank you God for another Birthday 🎈🎂💃🏼 4️⃣6️⃣🎇," Durham captioned the post.

Wahlberg also posted a snap from the meal on Instagram, sharing the same picture of himself, Durham and Grace sitting and smiling together and wrote, "HAPPY B DAY BABE????????????????❤️????.”

Meanwhile, Berry has been dating musician Van Hunt since 2020, whom she has called the "love of her life."

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