Mark Wahlberg Wanted Dwayne Johnson Win Awards for a Show That Paid Him $700K Per Episode – HBO Canceled it after 5 Seasons

Dwayne Johnson was attached to the role of former NFL player turned financial manager in Ballers.

Mark Wahlberg is an iconic comedian and actor known for movies like Ted, Pain & Gain, and, Uncharted. With Wahlberg being one of the producers of Dwayne Johnson’s iconic series, the actor is pushing for The Rock to win awards.

Talking about the limitless talent of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Mark Wahlberg revealed that his acting in the Hollywood series Ballers was absolutely brilliant. Wanting Johnson to win awards for the series, Ballers was canceled by HBO after 5 seasons.
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Mark Wahlberg Wanted Dwayne Johnson To Win Awards!

With Wahlberg producing the iconic series Ballers, Dwayne Johnson was attached to the role of former NFL player Spencer Strasmore. Depicting the story of the NFL player turned financial manager, the series was comedic and inspiring in nature.
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In an interview with Uproxx, Mark Wahlberg talked about his Hollywood career so far and how he wants Dwayne Johnson to win multiple awards. Since Johnson wasn’t that big of a personality in 2015, Mark Wahlberg had some thoughts about Dwayne Johnson’s career.
“Well, I’m pushing for it and, I’ll tell you, we are already mounting a major campaign for the Globes and the Emmys. I had talked to him about doing the show and showing, he’s got a great career, but he’s been doing very commercial things.”

He further continued,
“To do something that’s really going to give him the credibility as an actor was something that was really interesting to him. And it’s a world that he knows and loves, so we wanted him to produce it with us and really make it his own.”
Although Wahlberg had high hopes for Johnson, HBO canceled Ballers after 5 seasons and the show and Johnson’s run as the character also ended with it.

When Dwayne Johnson Was Compared To Tony Soprano

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In the interview, Mark Wahlberg talked about the frailty of Hollywood. Stating how Entourage received 26 Emmy nominations and yet negative reviews from the people, Mark Wahlberg was impressed by Dwayne Johnson’s acting skills.
“You just have to keep doing what you’re doing, you know? To go from that, then see the amazing review we got for Ballers in the Hollywood Reporter and those guys comparing Dwayne Johnson’s character to Don Draper or Tony Soprano was a great thing.”
Well, Ballers received a rating of 7.7/10 on IMDB and 72% on Rotten Tomatoes but was canceled by HBO after 5 seasons. The comedy series is available to stream on Max in the U.S,

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