Actor and Boston native Mark Wahlberg said he’s going to get a clean shave and is calling on celebrities and athletes to do the same.
He’s modeled in underwear and has sported many different looks in movies. Now, the multi-talented Wahlberg plans to go bald for a cause, shaving his head for charity.
In a short video, Wahlberg appears with the co-founders of One Mission Buzz-Off, calling for people to buzz their heads. The money raised will go towards helping children who are battling cancer and their families. The shaved look helps children feel like they’re not different from everyone else.
He says one particular person is looking forward to his new hairdo.
“My wife will actually be happy, she says I look like an old Harry from One Direction,” Wahlberg said in the video. “I’m challenging all of you to do the same thing. Shave your head for charity, for a good cause.”
New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski has previously participated in the cause, shaving his head last summer.
“Gronkowski’s already done it, I’m challenging every other Patriot, celebrity, sports star in the world to do it, do it for the kids,” Wahlberg said.
He’s not sure when exactly he will be shaving his head, but he says he will do it after he’s finished filming “Ted 2,” “Daddy’s Home” and “Deep Water Horizon.”
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