Is Mark Wahlberg Working on a Project with Justin Bieber?

Ellen DeGeneres seems to think so.
Mark Wahlberg and Justin Bieber

Photo by Mark J. Terrill / AP

From Tom Brady to Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg has plenty of famous friends in his crew. But is Justin Bieber a member of Wahlberg’s entourage too?

During a chat with Ellen DeGeneres on Friday, the actor revealed that he recently had dinner with a high-profile Canadian singer. While Wahlberg wouldn’t say which superstar stopped by for a meal, he did offer plenty of hints, which the talk show host believes point to Bieber.

“It’s a young man who’s been [on Ellen] before,” Wahlberg said. “He’s a very nice young man, Canadian fellow.”

The Patriots Day star said that his teenage daughter was a big fan of the mystery guest, although she seemed to be more interested in her musical.ly app than fawning over the musician.

“She liked him a lot when she was younger, then turned on him completely, and then came back with a vengeance like, ‘Dad, that’s going to be my husband,'” Wahlberg said. “I said, ‘Over my dead body. Actually, over both of your dead bodies. I’ll just go back to jail.’ But then, not a word.”

Wahlberg said he “maybe” working on a project with the Canadian star, but wouldn’t go into any details. Hopefully it isn’t a comeback album for Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

If the mysterious singer was in fact Bieber, it makes a lot of sense as Wahlberg has interacted with the pop idol on a several occasions over the years. The pair has even been rumored to be working on a basketball themed movie together.

Check out more from Wahlberg’s chat on Ellen below.


Matt Juul Matt Juul, Digital A&E Writer at Boston Magazine mjuul@bostonmagazine.com