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Mark Wahlberg says romance with Halle Berry in new film ‘every guy’s fantasy’

Netflix film ‘The Union’ features childhood sweethearts who reunite after 25 years
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Mark Wahlberg and Halle Berry (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Mark Wahlberg has hailed his on-screen romance with Halle Berry in their new movie as “every guy’s fantasy.”

The 53-year-old actor stars opposite his old friend in The Union, where his blue-collar worker character gets another shot with his high school sweetheart. Wahlberg believes the plot of the Netflix film will offer hope to many men, giving them a little more fuel for those wistful daydreams.

“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

“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.

“For me, that was the whole motivation of the character: just do anything he could to not screw it up again,” he told Fox News Digital.

The Boogie Nights star admitted it is always “a little weird” to have an on-screen relationship, but he and his wife, Rhea Durham, have a strong marriage.

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

Meanwhile, Wahlberg is excited about his upcoming role in Flight Risk, where he plays a wilderness pilot turned crazed hit man.

“I’m not interested in being a pilot. I don’t like flying at all, but I was very interested in playing a villain again. I hadn’t done that since Fear 30 years ago.

“To be able to go back there and play somebody who is [a villain] … it’s an amazing character. I think people are going to be shocked when they see the movie. It’s going to be a good one this summer,” he said.

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