Mark Wahlberg, a Boston native, voiced his mournful reaction to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings as he premiered his latest film in New York on Monday.
"Thoughts and prayers with my hometown Boston today," the actor tweeted Monday after two bombs exploded near the marathon's finish line, killing three people and injuring scores more.
The actor appeared to be torn between promoting his film, "Pain & Gain," and staying home to take in the tragedy.
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"We're dealing with real life, man. None of this ... is important," Wahlberg told CBS. "We're dealing with real life and innocent people getting hurt. It's disgusting, man."
Wahlberg, 41, brings a little bit of his hometown to many of his films, including the Oscar-nominated films "Ted," "The Fighter" and "The Departed." He has made his love for the Hub apparent in numerous interviews.
"It's horrible, man. I'm trying to be a pro and be out here doing my job. ... I'm putting it all in perspective. This stuff doesn't mean anything compared to what's happening in the real world," he said regarding the premiere.
The Cinema Society premiere also hosted rapper 50 Cent and "Nurse Jackie's" Peter Facinelli, who both spoke out about the attacks. Watch the video above.
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"I really didn't even want to come tonight," Wahlberg told the Associated Press. "I hadn't really heard much — I spoke to my mom, and most of my family seems to be OK. It's such a big event, there's so many people there. It's horrible man. It's ... disgusting, man. I just — I'm very upset."
President Barack Obama said the bombing was being investigated as an act of terror and insisted that the country will not bow to such violence.
As far as safety goes, Walhberg insisted that he wouldn't succumb to fear.
"You try to put everything in God's hands, and whatever happens here is out of our control and there's a bigger picture. But it's still obviously upsetting."
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