The movie, which is about a murdered girl looking down on her family, had such an impact on him, he would often times come home depressed.
“I would just grab my daughter and hold her, and I would start crying,” said the soon to be father-of-four. “She’d be like, ‘Daddy, what’s wrong?’ She just wanted to play.
“I would try to talk to her about taking care of herself and not talking to strangers. She was three at the time. But, thankfully, I had another movie to go to that helped me get out of that.”
Walhberg is about to become a father for the fourth time, so the thought of losing his child was too overwhelming for him. But his co-star Rachel Weisz had no problem turning her emotions on and off.
He said he was impressed about how she was able to “just snap into it and have these floods of emotion coming out and then turn it all off.”
The Lovely Bones opened nationwide on December 11th. Have you seen the flick yet? Tell us what you thought!