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I’m better than Mark Wahlberg: Adrian Grenier

Actor Adrian Grenier can’t stop getting funny so much so that he has now cast digs at his Entourage producer Mark Wahlberg — whom he portrays in the series. Ask him about his experience playing the character inspired from real life, and the 35-year-old gets all candid.

hollywood Updated: Nov 06, 2011 01:16 IST

Actor Adrian Grenier can’t stop getting funny so much so that he has now cast digs at his Entourage producer Mark Wahlberg — whom he portrays in the series. Ask him about his experience playing the character inspired from real life, and the 35-year-old gets all candid.



“Well, obviously I’m not Mark Wahlberg. I have much better abs and I look much better in a pair of Calvin Kleins,” says Grenier, adding, “But when I saw him, I realised what made him a movie star was his grace and his ability to interact with the ‘common man’ as well as influential people and diplomats.”



Having acted in the popular HBO series for nine years now, since 2004, Grenier will be seen for the last time as the young movie star Vincent Chase in its eighth and final season that premieres in India today.



A self-confessed “indulgent, self-involved narcissist”, the actor is also known for shunning conventional Hollywood fares for documentaries and the ilk, and he does not regret it. “It’s just what I am happy doing,” he says, adding, “People are often disappointed that I’m not the usual celebrity type... I’m not as schmoozey as others... I’m a little more awkward and reserved, and a bit shy, perhaps.”



Nothing concrete on his hands so far, Grenier, is “curious” to see what will happen now that the show is over though he doesn’t rule out that “there is a potential movie” in the offing for Entourage.



Know Adrian more...


Full name

: Adrian Grenier


Age

: 35


Film debut:

Arresting Gena (1997)


Known for

: Entourage series (2004-2011), The Devil Wears Prada, Drive Me Crazy, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole