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

March 1st, 2007 // 5 Comments

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.

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More photos of Mark Wahlberg are after the jump.

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By Lisa Timmons
  1. sam

    this film was crap anyway, it bored me to death and the whole GAY thing didn’t do it any favours

  2. Gloria Goodman

    Brokeback Mountain was not crap … you’re obviously homophobic. Also, it certainly isn’t Mark Wahlberg’s genre …

  3. desertboy

    Well that should kill all THOSE rumors Marky. Nice save.

  4. me

    a phobia is an irrational fear. just because people dont like gay sex doesnt mean they are scared of gays

  5. chulo

    Lets face it, Marky Mark got his big break modelling for Calvin Klein,that’s the Queer Underwear Company for you who live in Outer Space.. That’s where he became a Gay Icon. He hasn’t looked back ever since. Gays have boosted his career lots and made him lots of cash. The only problem with him playing a role in “Brokeback Mountain” is that he is now way too ugly to stir anyones juices ,Gay or Straight. And as for friend Phoenix playing oposite him . .well !!! Two ugly f**ks don’t add up to a pretty picture, whatever the antics. On a scale of ‘ok, I can handle this’ to ‘I’m gonna lose my lunch’ the idea of watching these two get it on must rate up there with George and Laura Bush showing us all How To Boogie.

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