Back when Ang Lee was casting “Brokeback Mountain,” he considered the two buddies, Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg, for the lead roles of the two star-crossed cowboy lovers. But after the two read the script, they found the scenes to be a little too much for them. According to Wahlberg:
“I met with Ang Lee on that movie, I read 15 pages of the script and got a little creeped out. It was very graphic, descriptive – the spitting on the hand, getting ready to do the thing. I told Ang Lee, ‘I like you, you’re a talented guy, if you want to talk about it more…’ Thankfully, he didn’t.”
Meanwhile, I’m still shocked that I’m not more creeped out by straight sex until I remember that my delusions of being a gay man are just that.
More photos of Mark Wahlberg are after the jump.