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Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis talk animated 'Ted' co-star

June 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Mark Wahlberg stars opposite a badly behaving computer-generated teddy bear and actress Mila Kunis in the comedy, "Ted."

"I read the script, and 30 pages into it, I forgot that it was a bear. I thought, 'Wow, this is a great buddy movie,'" said Wahlberg. "And I really got that dilemma. I mean, when I met my now wife, I was living with five friends in my apartment. And, you know, she liked my friends but she wasn't having it and so I got it completely."

Even though he was imaginary, Kunis also enjoyed working with the animated bear.

"The imaginary bear was no Gary Oldman but, you know, you kind of, you make it work," she said.

She also had an opinion on the dilemma Wahlberg related to so well.

"Look it, if I fell in love with a guy and his best friend was a real-life talking teddy bear, I would think that was awesome. I don't think I'd be like, 'That's not good for you.' Now, if the real-life talking teddy bear was a jackass like Ted, yeah, we'd have a problem," she said.

Wahlberg initially asked the director to reconsider shooting one scene involving a fight.

"It felt so ridiculous. I was like, 'Dude this is not going to work. Let's just scrap this idea. He's like, 'No, trust me. Trust me.' And, you know, it's a scene that people talk about more than any," said Wahlberg. "You just have to believe. I think if you believe, you have a good chance of convincing an audience."

"Ted" is rated R and hits theatres a week from Friday.

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