Body builder pic preems in Gotham
It’s no surprise that making a movie called “Pain & Gain” is a tough job.
“The most uncomfortable thing about filming this movie was having a spray tan every week,” said Mark Wahlberg. “I don’t like the sun but Michael Bay insisted I be as tan as possible. I’d do it on the balcony of my hotel room. So there I am in my underwear getting a spray tan and being photographed by the paparazzi.”
Yes, that’s tough. But as Wahlberg told it at the Crosby Street Hotel, where the Paramount pic about body builders had its Gotham preem on April 16, it wasn’t all hard work.
“There’s so much beautiful eye candy in Miami,” noted Wahlberg.
Dwayne Johnson and Michael Rispoli also star.
“It’s about three guys that go to the gym. Lots of people go to the gym and will relate to the lifestyle portrayed in the film,” said Rispoli, who is working on an Off Broadway play about Jimmy Breslin.
After the screening, guests partied at Jimmy at the James Hotel on Thompson Street, where Fifty Cent, Billy Magnussen and Equinox CEO Harvey Spevak mingled.
“It feels like a Quentin Tarantino-type movie that’s being marketed to a diverse audience. Like the film ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Pain & Gain’ has interesting characters,” said Spevak, who added that both Wahlberg and Johnson trained at Equinox in Miami while filming the movie there.