is glad filmmaker Ang Lee
passed over him when he cast Brokeback Mountain
because the Oscar nominee was "a little creeped out" at the prospect of having to play a gay cowboy. The star reveals he and pal Joaquin Phoenix
were originally considered for the roles of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the 2005 film - but both felt uncomfortable about sex act scenes in a tent.
Wahlberg explains, "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."
The parts eventually went to Jake Gyllenhaal
and Heath Ledger
and, though Wahlberg feels it's a film he must see, he has yet to watch "Brokeback Mountain." He adds, "I didn't rush to see 'Brokeback,' it's just not my deal... Obviously, it was done in taste - look how it was received."
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