Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Lange on the Set of “The Gambler”

Posted on February 14, 2014

Our non-love of the former Marky Mark has been established, to the consternation of our kittens. Sorry, ladies. We’re never gonna love the dude. And because we worship at the feet of Miss Jessica, we were all prepared to weep for her, having to share her talent and the screen with Mr. Funky Bunch. But then we saw these pictures and all is right in our world. Why?

Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Lange film scenes for “The Gambler” in Beverly Hills.

Because she looks FABULOUS, he looks like shit, and her deathgrip on his wrist looks painful as hell. Go get ’em, Jessica. So happy to see you back in fighting trim.



[Photo Credit: Pedro Andrade/PacificCoastNews]

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  • Hand on my heart I would have said that was Guy Pearce.

    • lbl

      I was thinking more f’ed up Christian Bale. Something about the mouth area.

    • tereliz

      I thought it was a drunk Ian Somerhalder (sp?)

    • rarero

      More like Kevin Bacon I think

      • SugarSnap108

        I see a mix of Guy Pearce and Kevin Bacon. Guy Bacon.

        • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

          And now I will always think of Mark Wahlberg as the Bacon Guy.

    • Guest 2

      I can only see Sam Rockwell.

    • fursa_saida

      It’s freaking me out. He must have lost a shitton of weight.

    • RussellH88

      I thought it was Tig Notaro.

  • Griffinqueen

    Is this based on the Kenny Rogers Song? ‘ Cuz that needs to happen.

    • Rand Ortega

      A film from 1974 starring James Caan.

      • Griffinqueen

        No –I mean I want them to adapt it for a fierce-as-shit Jessica Lange in modern NYC with a tired and beaten down Mark Wahlberg.

        OK -I don’t know what that has to do with Kenny Rogers–But it would be a sight to see.

    • KinoEye

      He knows when to hold ’em.

  • GeoDiva

    The fur…the bag… her suit…. purr..fection!

  • @Biting Panda

    Oh shit, someone is in trouble. She looks like she hates him with the fire of a thousand suns, he needs to be afraid. Very afraid.

    • Rand Ortega

      I think she’s playing his mother, which it makes it even more awesome.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    She looks FABULOUS!!

  • Tatiana Luján

    Does that woman has class, presence and poise or what? Fabulous, indeed.

  • Glam Dixie

    She looks like a fabulous diva who needs to hand that bag over to moi immediately, he is a rumpled mess. Seeing her squeeze his arm like that makes me think of my favorite saying, ‘If I wanted any shit out of you I’d squeeze you’. Don’t be giving Ms Lady any shit, Marky.

  • Alyssa

    He looks bad…like for real. The clothes, the hair, all is not good. She looks like she could kill him.

  • Snowbabie

    I just want her whole outfit. That purse would fit so well on my arm as I stroke the fur and plot who to terrify next.

  • lunchcoma

    Upper East Side society lady threatening to cut off her middle-aged, ne’er do well son’s allowance for the last time.

  • hyperionic

    She does look good but why does she need a couch throw draped over her shoulder?

  • ashtangajunkie

    Ooh, I love the look on her face in photo #3 and I am so happy I’m not on the receiving end of it.

  • twigg

    He REALLY looks like Kevin Bacon here.

  • Danielle

    That’s not a death grip, that’s the Birkin controlling her arm like a tiny Imperius curse.

  • BobStPaul

    Her outfit is fine but you know she’s only 64 (well, almost 65). She looks much older and in a lot of respects now looks like Karen Black, particularly in the third photo.

  • sojourneryouth

    I’m not clear on what is going on on her shoulder. Is the fur a part of the shawl, or does she have a shawl and a stole? I mean, she is very diva, either way. I’m just not sure I’m feeling fur on a shawl with super-long fringe. It’s a bit odd.

  • The Counselor

    The first three pictures look like 1) she’s getting rough with him, 2) some guys steps in to tell her to take it easy, to which her face says “whatever,” and 3) Mark stands by thinking, “yeah, tell her to stop picking on me.”

    • demidaemon

      I love this story. I want it to be true.

  • mznormann

    I’m a big fan of Mark Wahlberg! Great actor and a really nice guy. OTOH, Jessica’s had waaaaay too much surgery! Very sad.

    • fooepi

      He blinded a guy and has done other horrible things. Not a nice guy.

  • Monica

    The hem on her pants is perfection. None of the Clydesdale hoof thing going on.

  • Rand Ortega

    Neither Marky Mark nor his bunch of funkies can contend with that amount of fierceness.

  • Cheryl

    Hey not all ladies love the douche that is Mark Wahlberg. I personally despise that walking piece of racist, sexist, homophobic garbage. But I adore Jessica Lange and think she looks fantastic here. Hope she hurt him.

    • jhedman

      Don’t know anything about the guy personally, but do think he’s a fantastic actor. I try not to get too caught up in their actual lives, it would severely limit the entertainment I could watch. 🙂

  • mjude

    I don’t care I have a soft spot for mark, as for Jessica, must bow down now.

  • marlie

    I need that bag that Jessica is carrying in my life, like, NOW.


    Oh, Ms. Lange….. PERFECTION!!

  • YEAH! I love her too. Git him!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    My goodness, the depth of his unattractiveness is just fathomless, isn’t it? I mean, he is truly hiddy in profile, even before you look at the mess of an outfit. Pencil neck mess. While she looks AMAZING. You go, Jessica.

  • in the third shot, the guy’s hair is hilarious! is this what marky mark looks like to her? could be…..

  • drdirection

    I don’t understand what looks so great about her plastic face.

  • quiltrx

    She looks fierce…but her forehead looks kind of frozen to me?

    • Sabin

      These shots finally helped me figure out who she’s been reminding me of, face-wise, the last few years, which is Roseanne Barr/Arnold/etc. not sure that’s a good thing. I think it’s the extreme, unnatural look of the eyes and brows.

  • Shawn EH

    He looks like Guy Pierce, which is very weird; he’s lost all the bulk he was putting on. She looks killer!

    • in a pickle

      I could not figure out who he was so strongly reminding me of in profile, but that’s it. A ringer.

  • katiessh

    awww, i love marky mark!

  • Corsetmaker

    Wouldn’t have recognised him! He was getting laughed at on the Graham Norton show last night by Matt Damon, or rather his drunken appearance last year was. The guests last night were all drunk too… but not quite as blootered as Wahlberg had been!

    Quite glad my Osprey version of her bag is a passable ringer 🙂

    • I’m just catching up on iplayer now – it’s hilarious!

      • Corsetmaker

        I’d go so far as to say it’s the funniest chat show episode I’ve ever seen LOL!

        • Yup. Necking champagne and Hugh.Bon running off to the loo had me absolutely in stitches. And at the same time my heart was going out to them because the movie appears to be such a dog.

          • Corsetmaker

            I’ve read some lukewarm but not terrible reviews, of the disappointing but not terribe variety. Well they’ve clearly had a blast filming it, including Clooney, so as long as the cheque is in the bank I don’t expect they’ll be too distraught.:)

  • guest2visits

    Really, they both look pretty interesting here and makes me want to see what it’s all about. Yes; she looks very good. I am wishing for more solid or beefy shoes for him but I don’t know what his character is supposed to look like.

  • NMMagpie

    That man is a peacock and he’s got to fly.

  • Matthew Vella

    She looks more intimidating here than she ever did on the Coven