Marky Mark Sounds Off on Tom Cruise’s Afghanistan Comparison

TMZ recently posted an out of context quote from Tom Cruise’s deposition in a $50 million libel suit against InTouch and Life & Style wherein Cruise compares his job of acting to that of fighting in Afghanistan.

Lawyer:  “Now, your counsel has publicly equated your absence from Suri for these extended periods of time as being analogous to someone fighting in Afghanistan.  Are you aware of that?”

Cruise:  “I didn’t hear the Afghanistan, but that’s what it feels like, and certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal.”

The magazines claimed that Cruise has abandoned his daughter Suri which is why Cruise is asked about his time away from her. Cruise’s lawyer said he was obviously joking because he replied, “Oh, come on,” which his lawyers says clearly means “of course not.”

Though there’s another quote posted about his physical training which he contends is actually much harder than the real thing he’s training for.

“There is difficult physical stamina and preparation. Sometimes I’ve spent months, a year, and sometimes two years preparing for a single film.” But the kicker, he adds, “A sprinter for the Olympics, they only have to run two races a day. When I’m shooting, I could potentially have to run 30, 40 races a day, day after day.”

Turns out Mark Wahlberg read the same story because when he was asked about his training for Lone Survivor, he went off on these actors.

Wahlberg unloaded, saying “For somebody to sit there and say ‘my job was as difficult as being in the military.’ How f**king dare you, while you sit in a makeup chair for 2 hours.”

Wahlberg didn’t stop there. He said, “I don’t give a s**t if you get your ass busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order your f**king chicken.”

Woo hoo! Go Mark Wahlberg. Incite the masses with the popular opinion. I’m surprised he didn’t end his response with a chant of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”

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