Mark Wahlberg is fascinated of Colombia, where he recorded film – Free Press

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American actor Mark Wahlberg greets the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, in the recording set of the film

American actor Mark Wahlberg greets the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, in the recording set of the film “Mile 22”, in Bogotá. (Photo: Free Press, EFE)


“I’m discovering a new country and it is wonderful. I’m going to go back to Hollywood to say what a wonder that is Colombia, “ said Wahlberg during the visit to the location of the colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos.

The actor, best known for his performances in the films Transformers, Ted, The fighter and The Departed, among others, has published on their social networks several photographs and videos on where it appears surrounded by the production team, in the streets of the colombian capital.

In his most recent photo on Instagram, Wahlberg appears next to president Santos.

“Working throughout the weekend in Bogota. Great to meet president Santos and his son Stephen,” wrote the actor to accompany the image.

The two times nominated to the Oscar he reiterated that he is “fascinated” to be in the nation’s andeancalled it the “beautiful place” and commented that because “the experience has been fabulous” is “eager” to bring their family vacation.

Mile 22, whose shooting is carried out at the International Center of Bogota, is directed by Peter Berg, and recreates the story of a CIA officer, played by Mark Wahlberg, and the difficulties it faces in an asian country to destroy a smuggling network.

Director Peter Berg, along with the actor and the president of colombia. (Photo: Free Press, AFP).

Also involved are John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan and Ronda Rousey.

For his part, Berg was pleased with the experience of recording in Colombia and appreciated being able to feel “at home”, which has made it possible for this to be “one of the best experiences” of his career.

Also, stated that he was surprised by the good level of the team filming the local, to the point that “it seems that you record in Los Angeles”.

President Santos stressed that this year is going to be filming “four great movies with very famous actors” in the country, which “attracts more and more investment.”