A Romance Between Mark Wahlberg And “Brokeback Mountain” Simply Wasn’t Meant To Be

Back when Ang Lee was casting “Brokeback Mountain,” he considered the two buddies, Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg, for the lead roles of the two star-crossed cowboy lovers. But after the two read the script, they found the scenes to be a little too much for them. According to Wahlberg:

“I met with Ang Lee on that movie, I read 15 pages of the script and got a little creeped out. It was very graphic, descriptive – the spitting on the hand, getting ready to do the thing. I told Ang Lee, ‘I like you, you’re a talented guy, if you want to talk about it more…’ Thankfully, he didn’t.”

Meanwhile, I’m still shocked that I’m not more creeped out by straight sex until I remember that my delusions of being a gay man are just that.


More photos of Mark Wahlberg are after the jump.