Hey look, Mark Wahlberg’s in town today, and he stopped the by Eire Pub in Dorchester, the neighborhood where he grew up.
“He was a gentleman,’’ Damian O’Halloran said, the bar manager at the Eire Pub.
O’Halloran said Wahlberg is in Boston doing some pre-production scouting for his upcoming movie on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Wahlberg is set to produce and potentially star in Patriots’ Day, a movie that follows former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis during the marathon and its aftermath.
“He just took a trip out to the hood to show the producer where he grew up,’’ O’Halloran said. Wahlberg was accompanied by a “local guy’’ who was one of the first responders at the marathon.
“He stopped by for lunch, shook some hands, took some pictures,’’ he said. “He was very, very nice.’’