Mark Wahlberg discussed his upcoming role in Michael Bay's 'Transformers 4' with Jimmy Fallon on his late night talk show earlier this weeks, and it appears as though nepotism has allowed his children to star in the action extravaganza.
ComicBook.com have reported that Wahlberg told the comedian, "They [his kids] came to the set. They were in the new Optimus Prime. It was the first time they were actually excited about me being in a movie, and they actually want to be in the movie, so I had to ask Michael Bay. I'm like, 'Dude, can you put my kids in the movie?' So he gave them an impromptu audition…they're all going to be in the movie."
Wahlberg added that his offspring are "really excited" to be making their acting debuts, and that they will shoot their scenes in Chicago.
Meanwhile, MTV News recently asked the action star about the chances that Dinobots might appear in the fourth instalment of Michael Bay's robotic epic.
However, Wahlberg quickly distanced himself from the question, stating, "None of your business. You don't want me to get replaced halfway through production for divulging secrets." His tone certainly indicates that the Dinobots might play a prominent role in the upcoming film though.
When the cheeky interviewer questioned Wahlberg's knowledge of the characters, the 'Pain and Gain' star immediately jumped down his throat, retorting, "Don't question my geek. I can out geek you."
Wahlberg then noted that 'Transformers 4' will be completely different to the previously trilogy, which was lead by Shia LaBoeuf, before revealing some more information about his character.
"It feels like a completely different movie, very fresh," stated the actor. "Obviously, it's a really interesting dynamic, being a young, single dad having a teenage daughter, trying to succeed as an inventor, having very little means and also trying to provide for my family. Then all hell breaks loose."
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Gregory Wakeman is a film journalist who has written for Total Film, The Guardian, The Inquisitr, and Yahoo!