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Next week, Piers Morgan rolls out the red carpet, welcoming actor and producer Mark Wahlberg for a candid and honest primetime interview.
The star of such well-known films as "Boogie Nights" and "The Fighter," the Boston native dropped out of school at the age of 13, a choice he's admitted to regretting. Now, nearly three decades since that decision, the father of four has recommitted himself to hitting the books:
"The principal of my old school contacted me, from Copley High, and she said 'Hey, you know, we have this new program, and you can do it, on-line.' And I said, 'I'm in,'" Wahlberg reveals. "She said, 'Are you okay with talking about it?' I said 'Sure, we try to encourage as many people as possible to go back and get their education.'"
While filming his movies, Wahlberg will log in and learn between takes, and a tutor will help him navigate a full course load. The actor's newfound focus on eduction was met with words of encouragement and caution from his mother:
"She's very proud of me. But she says, you know, it's not going to be as easy as I think. And I know that, because I look at my daughter's third grade homework, and I'm like 'Ah...ask Mommy that question.'"
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in Thursday at 9pm EST as the 41-year-old shares details on some of his Hollywood colleagues, revealing those that he finds to be the most prepared and professional.
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