Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mark Wahlberg gets smoked on 'The Fighter' set

Dorchester homeboy Mark Wahlberg was reportedly rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday, Aug. 14 after suffering from smoke inhalation on the set of the made-in-Lowell "Irish" Micky Ward biopic "The Fighter" during a late shoot on Thursday.

A source tells that a "smoke machine was being used for atmosphere and apparently he breathed in too much smoke."

After being put on a breathing device to clear his lungs, Wahlberg was back on set late on Friday, Aug. 14 during an overnight shoot near Olympia Restaurant located at 453 Market St. featuring a slew of old-school cars pre-1993.

As previously reported in Loaded Gun, crews filmed scenes last week at the Lowell Superior Court located at 360 Gorham Street. Production followed co-star Christian Bale as Ward's drug-addicted brother, Dickie Eklund, as he faces charges in criminal court and then heads to lock up.

Bale was spotted in character, heading for lunch break at the Rogers School located at 43 Highland St., dressed in sweats and covered in blood. Wahlberg, back in town after wedding model Rhea Durham in Los Angeles, was also on set.

On Thursday, Aug. 20, crews plan to film a date scene with Wahlberg and Amy Adams between 4 p.m. and 4 a.m. at the Lexington Flick movie theater located at 1794 Mass. Ave. in Lexington.

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1 comment:

BostonMAC said...

Lexington Center is all a buzz today with the filming. Crew have been here since morning setting up, but no trailors to arrive yet.

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