A Candid Interview with 'The Other Guys' - Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg

Posted: Aug 4, 2010

BlackTree TV got a chance to sit down with The Other Guys Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell to talk about Corporate Thugs, shooting Derek Jeter and Funny or Die.....Check it out. Not every cop can be a hero. It takes all kinds to fill a police force -- you got your superstars, the guys who get the medals, your hot shots, glory boys, vets -- and then... there are the other guys. Guys like Detectives Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz. "Gamble and Hoitz are not necessarily what you think of when you think of the heroes of buddy cop movies," says Will Ferrell, who stars opposite Mark Wahlberg in The Other Guys, an action comedy about the cops who never make the headlines. "Gamble is a forensic accountant, a desk cop, the guy who never leaves the office, who's very much into his paperwork. Hoitz is more of the streetwise guy who's jonesing to get out there and make a name for himself." "My character is obsessed with what he thinks is real crime: drug dealers, vice, murderers, and anything that's going on in the street," says Wahlberg. "Will's character's whole attitude and approach to police work is paperwork. That's all it basically comes down to -- paperwork and white collar crime. But I'm stuck with him because of a mistake that I made." Mark Wahlberg, the Academy Award®-nominated actor known for his tough-guy action movie roles, in a comedy opposite Will Ferrell? It's the fulfillment of a desire on both their parts. "I've been looking to do a comedy for a long time," says Wahlberg. "I just wanted to make sure I was in the right hands. There were comedic elements to certain performances that I've done, but to do a full-blown comedy I wanted to make sure I was protected and who better to work with than the funniest guys in movies in my opinion, Will and Adam. They invited me to dinner and said they wanted to do a movie. I was like, 'You got to be kidding me.' I said, 'I'll do whatever you want.'"