Mark Wahlberg knows a thing or two dozen about having problems with the law.
For that reason, the Oscar nominee has revealed that he “prays every single day” for embattled actor Lane Garrison — and for those involved in the the December car accident that killed a 17-year-old.
“I certainly pray for him every single day of my life,” Wahlberg told People magazine last night at the Los Angeles premiere of his latest movie Shooter, which also costars Garrison.
His comments came after Garrison was charged with vehicular manslaughter following a car accident in December that killed a 17-year-old male passenger. He currently sits atop our Jason Wahler-inspired jail board.
“I’ll speak to Lane and wish him the best and you know [tell him to] deal with the situation and put it behind him.”
“It’s a horrible accident. It’s a tragedy for everybody involved and we’re just praying for everybody,” Wahlberg said.
Wahlberg is no stranger to run-ins with the law, having served 45 days in an adult prison as a teenager after being prosecuted for his involvment in a street fight, an experience he credits with helping him change his life for the better. Maybe Mischa Barton will one day say the same thing about her car accident history.
And that’s why he hasn’t given up on troubled colleagues like Garrison, or former Sopranos actor Lillo Brancato, currently facing murder charges for his part in the December 2005 shooting of a police officer. We assume he also felt for Bobby Brown. Maybe.
“You know I have a lot of friends that are incarcerated,” Wahlberg said, “and I’m certainly about rehabilitating and trying to forgive and trying to mend the wounds that have been caused.”