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Notable Donnie Wahlberg quotes on career, love, life, dreams, career, success, music, and Hollywood.

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Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

With a wide range of talents such as music production, singing, acting, song-writing and film production, Donnie Wahlberg is an internationally celebrity. Raised in a big Boston family, Donnie got interested in rap music, and started playing with a local band ‘New Kids on the Block’ during his teenage and gained local fame. The band has released seven successful albums since and given Donnie enough leverage to start his own acting career, on the lines of his younger brother Mark Wahlberg. Donnie attained success with pivotal roles in films like ‘Dreamcatcher’, ‘The Sixth Sense,’ and the ‘Saw’ series. We have compiled a list of best Donnie Wahlberg quotes, from his interviews, talk shows, and general utterances, in which he talks about his career, love, life, dreams, career, success, music and Hollywood.

Backstreet Boys fans don't want to hear the New Kids singing all of their hits. Just like our fans don't want to hear the Backstreet Boys singing all of our hits.

- Donnie Wahlberg

When you grow up in a city like Boston, where I grew up, a lot of kids became criminals or cops. I never really had a bad take on cops other than I hate when there's one behind me on the highway.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I like being a leader in real life.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I'm very much a leader in a lot of the work that I do or that I've done in my career.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I wasn't exactly uncomfortable when I did my first comedy. I was just very aware of the risks; if you do a comedy that sucks, and you suck in it, then you won't get a chance to do it again.

- Donnie Wahlberg

Producing suits me because I have a business mind and a business sensibility.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I can always see something of myself in the characters I play.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I want people to come see my films and enjoy them, but at the end of the day you can't control what people think.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I love the rush of being creative. I really think I live for it.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I'm not a big fan of table reads or sitting around a table and reading a script. I'd rather do it on set and do it for real.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I love food shows: Anthony Bourdain, Iron Chef, Chopped, you name it.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I wish I was a guy who could have pancakes and bacon and cheesy eggs, but I'd curl up and pass out. I gotta start healthy or I'll be off the rails all day.

- Donnie Wahlberg

A lot of kids do look up to us. But there are just as many elderly people to put us down.

- Donnie Wahlberg

For young filmmakers, Saw is a perfect film. It doesn't cost the GNP of almost every country of the world.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I go wild on a stage. Some folks have measured us an image. They pretend us to be saints. And that image is much tougher to keep up with. Because that's not who we are.

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I had to learn how to become a real actor, I had to suffer and be rejected and face that 100 times just like every actor. It wasn't like someone handed it to me.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I try to ground most of my characters in reality somehow. That's kind of what I bring to the table.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I'm a fan of good horror movies.

- Donnie Wahlberg

In my freshman year in high school, I went to the only public high school in Boston with a theatre program.

- Donnie Wahlberg

It doesn't matter to me if it has a surprise ending or not. I usually go for the material or the project.

- Donnie Wahlberg

It's not hard to keep up the image we chose. It's not hard to stay yourselves.

- Donnie Wahlberg

It's rare that I come across actors who are willing to work as hard on the material as I am.

- Donnie Wahlberg

Look, we are a rock group. But you should see all those things in perspective. People tend to blow up everything into ridiculous proportions. And then the fun is gone real soon.

- Donnie Wahlberg

There's a real danger in doing a sequel. There are some benefits, but that all hinges on how well you execute. Quite frankly, most sequels don't execute well.

- Donnie Wahlberg

Ultimately in the end, it's the director's choice.

- Donnie Wahlberg

We never really felt a real level of respect. The fame was fantastic, but that wasn't that important to me, because for every million people that loved me I focused on the one that hated me.

- Donnie Wahlberg

We're entertainers, while people want us to be gods.

- Donnie Wahlberg

With the Internet, kids today learn things quicker than we do and they have everything there is to see, so you have to do more than just remake some old '70s film.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I don't sleep very much. I really like to work, though. I feel like a kid in a candy store.

- Donnie Wahlberg

I didn't have big movie offers, or any big agents wanting to work with me. I had to go grassroots, start at the bottom and go on 150 auditions before someone finally gave me a shot.

- Donnie Wahlberg

For a Bostonian... we live in the shadow of New York, and to be acknowledged by New Yorkers is really the greatest feeling.

- Donnie Wahlberg

If you are succesfull for 20 years, you can't expect to stay on the same level all through that period. A career has its ups and downs and in-betweens.

- Donnie Wahlberg

The food in Europe is pretty disappointing. I like fried chicken. But other than that Europe is great.

- Donnie Wahlberg

In the end I'm the only one who knows me.

- Donnie Wahlberg

What's important is self-appreciation.

- Donnie Wahlberg

In high school, I was one of the cofounders of New Kids on the Block my freshman year in high school. But I also started studying theatre in high school my freshman year as well. So throughout high school, I was actually doing both.

- Donnie Wahlberg

A guest star is a whole different responsibility. It's much different than being a regular. You come in and it's a lot of unfamiliar faces and you want to try to fit in as best you can, but also you want to stay there without making waves.

- Donnie Wahlberg

When New Kids became really successful, I got a lot of offers to do parts in movies and TV shows, but I was really busy, so I pretty much turned everything down. But I always knew it was something that I would eventually put some energy into.

- Donnie Wahlberg

It's different as a guest as opposed to being a star of a series. A guest star is a whole different responsibility. It's much different than being a regular. You come in, and it's a lot of unfamiliar faces, and you want to try to fit in as best you can, but also you want to stay there without making waves.

- Donnie Wahlberg