Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried on the Set of “Ted 2”

Posted on August 18, 2014

It’s so sweet and encouraging to see Hollywood embrace father-daughter stories.

Mark-Wahlberg-Amanda-Seyfried-On-Set-Ted-2-Movie-Gucci-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried film scenes for “Ted 2” on the steps of the old Customs House in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. Amanda Seyfried is wearing a Gucci beach ball print silk dress.

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Mark-Wahlberg-Amanda-Seyfried-On-Set-Ted-2-Movie-Gucci-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Gucci Beach Ball Print Silk Dress

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In this movie, Mark is dismayed to hear that his daughter Amanda wants to pursue a graduate degree when he thinks she needs to be out in the job market as soon as possible. Tears. Hugs. Understanding. Then he buys her a really cute dress and a job interview purse. She kisses him on the cheek and goes off to meet her 20-something boyfriend for a date. Mark goes home to his wife, who is roughly the same age as he is. The end.

Haha. Psych.






[Photo Credit: Patriot Pics/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Gucci]

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  • Chattygal

    I laughed more at your commentary in this post than I did during the entirety of the original Ted!

  • barbarienne

    Good god, she’s TINY. Look at the size of the people behind her–they look like giants! How do they have heads larger than hers in the foreground?

    I love the shades, I love her hair (is she capable of bad hair? I feel like as long as it’s clean and brushed, her hair will always look great). That dress is the antithesis of my style, but it looks cute on her and is presumably appropriate for the character.

    He: Looks like he always does. I like his tie.

    • Julie Ann

      Internet says he’s 5’8″ and she’s 5’3″ but they look about a foot different. VERY tiny.

      • Chattygal

        He’s definitely padding the height there by about an inch+. Will Ferrell is around six-three and he was towering over Marky Mark in “The Other Guys.”

      • Boys round up, girls round down – so she’s 5’5″ and he’s 5’6″ and standing on a box.

    • Kristin McNamara

      Oh I kinda assumed he was on a curb or something. There’s no way he’s that much taller than her. Plus there’s people left of him in some frames that appear to be towering over him. So I’m thinking some sort of incline.

      It is extra strange though that there are people in the background of that last picture whose heads seem monstrous compared to hers, and she’s in the foreground.

      • barbarienne

        Exactly! I’m like, “Okay, they’re on steps…but look at their ENORMOUS HEADS.” If these were stills for an advertisement I would cry P’shop, but that doesn’t seem likely here.

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        whoa that is REALLY weird, now that you pointed it out!

    • kimmeister

      It does say they’re filming on steps, which would make the people on the steps behind her higher up.

  • Anna

    Amanda is the female lead? Didn’t he marry Mila Kunis at the end of the first one?

    • Chattygal

      I only remember that ridiculous scene with Ted “dying” at Fenway Park. My brain imploded after he was patched back to life. Maybe Mila tried to kill him again.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      It’s a sequel – doesn’t matter.

      • Anna

        Sad, but true.

    • FrigidDiva

      I thought they were engaged at least.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Why settle for just one child bride when you could have two? The very idea of a sequel to Ted makes my brain wince.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Mila wisely got out, as did her character.

  • hughman

    Dirk Diggler on his way to Ron Jeremy.

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  • sugarkane105

    That dress is ADORABLE. *off to search for “beach ball dress” knockoff*

    • MK03

      SEROUSLY. I need that in my life.

      • sugarkane105

        My Googling has turned up nothing but Gucci and children’s clothing. I has a sad.

        • Did you peek at Modcloth? It looks right up their alley.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I had a dress like that in high school, 1974! I found lots of “vintage” patterns in my mother’s basement, they were on a shelf so escaped any water damage….I’ve been making new versions, love them!

    • FridaStaire

      One for me too!

  • Kitten Mittons

    I love her dress, she looks adorable.

    He looks shlubby.

    15 year age difference between them, which isn’t unheard of, but it’s made to seem even greater because she has such a sweet baby doll face. However, I’m sure his character will act sufficiently immature, so we won’t be able to tell the difference.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Yes. I was actually surprised to see how *small* the age gap was.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Moreso because of her age. I closely approximated his age, because I was around for his pants-droppin’ days. I didn’t realize that she’s nearing 30. So when Big Love started, she was around 20, I think. (Math is hard, I haven’t finished my first cuppa yet). That did surprise me. Her character was 13 or 15 or something like that. Such a young-looking face.

  • MilaXX

    They’re making a Ted2?

    • Sarah

      Right?!?!? WHY WHY WHY

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Because CHA CHING $$$$

    • Glam Dixie

      My thoughts exactly.

    • sugarkane105

      The first one did make over 500 million at the box office, so that’s probably why. Pretty unnecessary though.

  • LeelaST

    LOL, TLo! But I have questions. Do they still make men’s ties like that? Is it a clip-on? Why the flip-flops on her? (between scenes comfort?) How does she keep getting roles? Wasn’t Ted bad enough?

    • Surely the shoes are just her between-scenes footwear, yeah. And her face is pleasantly mesmerizing for many (myself included).

    • Wink

      Ties like that can be seen every day all over America. Many are highly flammable.

      • ballerinawithagun

        I have been surprised at how many ties like that I’ve seen recently.

  • Mothra

    I just LOLed. Also I don’t like that dress. Something about the puffy sleeves. And yes they make ties like that. They come with matching shirts at Belk. I kid you knot. (get it? knot? lol. I crack myself up)

  • PinkyK

    Two words: flip flops….

  • marlie

    I love the dress and her bag. And as much as I like Marky Mark, he does look like her dad here.

  • Kent Roby

    I thought the first Ted was hilarious, but it seems like they pushed that premise as far as possible. I agree that Amanda looks really cute here.
    Incidentally, Mila (Mark’s gf in the original) is SO sexy in those liquor commercials!

    • FrigidDiva

      I’m glad to see I’m not the only BK that liked the original 🙂

    • Kitten Mittons

      Yeah, where she stamps her own cask and such? She is very sexy.

      I’ve only seen bits and pieces of the first one, which made me chuckle. I don’t really feel the need to fill in the blanks that I missed, though.

  • Haha! I have that handbag! Now to find the corresponding adorable beach ball dress…

  • kimmeister

    Her natural-looking makeup looks great, as does that cute dress.

  • ashtangajunkie

    She looks great. And he – well, I find myself needing to google his CK underwear ads and pretend THAT’s the Mark Wahlberg who is playing Amanda Seyfried’s boyfriend in a movie.

  • Lori

    I think her dress is cute, but the existence of Ted 2 is making me die a little inside, never mind how sick I am of this age dynamic in movies.

  • decormaven

    Cute dress. Haven’t seen the lead-in to the sequel; I take it that he is appropriately shlubby.

  • BlairBear

    Ahh Hollywood telling men of all ages that the average 45 year old in shitty clothing can get the beautiful underfed 20 something blonde of their dreams since the 1950’s

  • Susan Collier

    Ted 2. Why is this necessary?
    Oh, the dress is cute and Marky Mark is too old for you.

  • Shawn EH

    His hair is not that color.

  • fursa_saida

    Is it just that I haven’t actually seen Marky Mark in anything in a while and therefore haven’t noticed his face changing over time, or does he…not really look like himself here? Also WHAT IS WITH HIS HAIR.

  • Dora Kishinevsky

    Meanwhile, fresh-faced 32-year-old Morena Baccarin plays the mother of a 16-year-old. By the time she’s 40 she’ll be playing the sexy grandma. ‘Murrica!

    TLo, I love you guys for always bringing up gender & race issues and doing it in such an accessible way. You rock.

  • Behold, the woman whose face is the model for basically every Pixar/Dreamworks female protagonist basically ever.
    Sorry, I watched Epic this weekend and while I enjoyed the visuals, the story, and the very literally Queen Bey, I noticed that Anna from Frozen and MK from Epic look like twins, and got really sick of how every 3d animated girl lately has the same facial proportions somewhere between Amanda Seyfried’s and a kitten’s.

    I dig her dress and want it.

    I refuse to see or comment on Ted.

    • demidaemon

      True, but I’m willing to give 3D animators a bit of a pass because of the difficulty involved in modeling the faces and making them capable of multiple facial expressions.

      • There’s plenty of variation among male characters.

        • Lawrence

          And plenty of variation among female characters created by animators willing to let go of the tyranny of Pretty. Paranorman, for example, did a great job of conveying family resemblance, rather than kitten-hybrid cloning. Brave even managed it while working within the constrictions of Obligatory Pretty.

          • See, what bothers me is when animators use “pretty” as an excuse, especially with the kitten-face phenomenon, they’re so unimaginative even with conceptualizations of what can be pretty. Even the Disney Princesses have more variation than a lot of the Pixar ladies (Brave being the exception, but it’s sort of the one that proves the rule, because it was sort of self-awarely doing a “rebelling against pretty” storyline).

            Paranorman is super cool, but Laika is a cool company in general (their adaptation of Coraline had really great and distinctive character design too, though I’m forever disappointed that Dave McKean does not get more props for his excellent and super creepy ink illustrations in the original printing).

            But I feel like stop-motion animatiors are technically outside of the sphere I’m talking about, even if technically 3d and the results look similar – I feel like there’s some lazy rendering going on at Pixar with the same model frames being recycled and just colored differently.

            Mostly I’m just sick of looking at female characters that all have the same button-nose and tiny-mouth configuration. Colette from Ratatouille comes to mind as a deviation, but too many times that’s default. I know it’s extra cute and all, but I’m sick of it and it makes the characters blend together – and it’s often also because bigger/differently-shaped noses/lips are often visual code for “not white/anglo” (see: Princess Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Colette, Tiana, Mirage from the Incredibles) and that’s pretty ridiculous too.

            Sorry, got into a rant there. It doesn’t really get to a clear point, whoops.

  • Guest

    Commentary is on POINT.

  • commentary is on POINT.

  • elzatelzabelz

    Who decided to make a sequel to that movie. It was the worst.

  • Nopinkertons

    I laughed at the commentary, but on reflection, their 15-year age difference isn’t much worse than Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix (14 years) yesterday. Is the problem that Marky Mark is extra gross? Or that Amanda Seyfried is extra tiny?

    • Lawrence

      Well, as T&Lo noted, Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix are in a Woody Allen movie, where it’s refreshing that the age gap is ONLY 14 years. Last time, he put Emma Stone with Colin Firth, who is, despite his obvious inherent desirability, 53. That’s an age gap of a whopping 28 years. (I’ll withhold my personal comments on Woody Allen.)

  • JynxTheCat

    Goldie Hawn 2.0

  • MartyBellerMask

    HAHAHAHA! I love you guys, thank you for that. 🙂

  • LibKat

    The whole idea of Ted 2 make me sad. Anybody else thinking of the Supernatural episode where the giant, animated teddy bear shoots himself in the head? That’s what I want the ending of Ted 2 to be.

  • GiveItToEmStraight

    His hair is tragic.

  • GTrain

    i will never see it for Marky Mark