With the release of Me Time on Netflix, the film has earned high accolades from viewers for Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Hart’s portrayal. John Hamburg wrote and directed the comedy Me Time, starring Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, and Regina Hall. The movie follows a father who, while his wife and children are away, finds time for himself for the first time in a long time and meets up with an old acquaintance for an exciting weekend. A lot of entertaining information and cast rumors have also been revealed as the movie has grown in popularity. In a recent interview, the cast discusses and jokes about the opening scene of the movie that features Mark Wahlberg completely naked.
Mark Wahlberg had to shoot nude
In a recent interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Mark Wahlberg discussed about his nude scene. “First day I had ass naked. It was like, ‘Get out there. Twelve hours. On the Long Beach Pier.‘” he told them as he revealed that he was buck naked for twelve long hours on the set of Me Time. The actor also highlighted on The Tonight Show, that one thing that helped him feel at ease while filming the sequence was that he had sneakers on at the time. “In front of like, a crew of 200 people, 100 extras, I had sneakers on! So, at least there’s that?” He had told the host Jimmy Fallon.
“He passed on everything I sent him, and then, all of a sudden, he sends me a movie where I’m supporting him and then he’s got me ass naked, excuse my language. He’s got me in daisy dukes on a boat. I’m like, ‘Is this supposed to be funny or are they just making fun of me?‘” Mark Wahlberg discussed that prior to the two landing on Me Time, the actor frequently sent Kevin Hart a lot of different ideas since he had always wanted to collaborate with him.
The scene was written spontaneously
John Hamburg, the movie’s writer and director, claimed to Yahoo Entertainment that he changed Mark Wahlberg’s first scene to have him appear entirely undressed in response to a request from Kevin Hart for the reunion between their characters, who have been friends for a very long time, to be funny. The director told, “I said, ‘Mark, I’ve got good news and bad news. Good news is we’re going to be in this lovely marina. Bad news, you’ve got to be naked,’ literally five minutes into joining the set. I promised him we were filming from behind, this was not Boogie Nights. And he was awesome. He was a great sport.” Mark Wahlberg was a little apprehensive about the sequence and hadn’t agreed to any naked moments in the movie, but John Hamburg told the outlet that it was eventually a good opportunity as the actor embraced the challenge.
Me Time’s reviews
Me Time is exactly as what you would expect it to be from the trailer. A hilarious, stupid, no-brainer of a movie. Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg make a terrific team and the movie is a lighthearted fun. The structural issues in Me Time causes the plot to drag a bit as it takes too long for Huck to reappear in the second act, and there are far too many supporting characters throughout the entire film. Despite this, it has enough benefits because of the quirky group of endearing individuals who only need to act a bit insane in order to survive as their own selves. The film is generally regarded as a fun watch that may keep you entertained throughout.
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