A few hours after the second bomb detonated at the Boston Marathon, Mark Wahlberg had to step out onto the red carpet for the premiere of his new film, Pain And Gain.
The Boston native said that it was hard to smile for the cameras while he was thinking about his friends and family back in Boston.
Wahlberg said: “I really didn’t even want to come tonight. I hadn’t really heard much — I spoke to my mom, and most of my family seems to be OK. It’s such a big event, there’s so many people there. It’s horrible man. It’s (expletive) disgusting, man. I just – I’m very upset … You try to put everything in God’s hands and whatever happens here is out of our control and there’s a bigger picture. But it’s still obviously upsetting.”
Fox News notes that when Wahlberg and his cast mates walked the red carpet last night in New York, there was still a lot of uncertainty about the bombing. News eventually broke that three people had been killed in the explosions and another 130 were injured.
Nurse Jackie star Peter Facinelli said that he had heard the reports while he was getting ready for the premiere.
Facinelli said: “My heart goes out to the families and the victims. I don’t know who caused it, just like everyone else, I’m in the dark. I’m waiting to get to the bottom of it.”
Mark Wahlberg wasn’t the only one who had to smile for the cameras after yesterday’s bombing. Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel all addressed the tragedy during their late night shows last night.