Mark Wahlberg Recalls His Experience Working On 2001’s ‘Planet Of The Apes’

Mark Wahlberg Planet of the Apes

Before the rebooted version Planet of the Apes, starting with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which made its debut back in 2011, there was Mark Wahlberg’s 2001 version of the film. Wahlberg recently appeared on the British talks show, The Graham Norton Show, where he was a guest alongside Woody Harrelson and Andy Serkis, both of whom star in the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes. So, naturally, Wahlberg’s 2001 version of the film came up.

The actor openly discussed his experience working on the film and how they used real chimps, which started “attacking” Wahlberg. You can read his depiction below and check out the full clip as well.

“The monkeys, no, they were the worst … They wanted us to get acclimated with the chimps, and anytime I would go near (co-star Helena Bonham Carter), the chimps would start attacking me. They’d start like trying to punch me in the nuts, like my 5-year-old-son. Like really bad, like nonstop. … The chimps were constantly trying to attack me.”

The recent Planet of the Apes trilogy has updated the way they do things and rely on CGI and motion capture to bring the apes to life.

Directed by Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes, the third in the trilogy, stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval and Terry Notary.

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters July 14, 2017.

Source: The Graham Norton Show


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Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.