"My wife wanted to see [Fifty Shades Darker]," Wahlberg told ET's senior news director Jennifer Peros. "Not my choice."
Wahlberg explained that while he was close to obtaining the rights to produce the film franchise, he never had any intention of appearing on camera.
The 45-year-old actor and his 38-year-old wife, Rhea Durham, will celebrate eight years of marriage in August, and Wahlberg would clearly do anything for the mother of his four children (Ella, 13, Michael, 10, Brendan, 8, and Grace, 7). Still, the action star seems much more comfortable fighting giant evil robots.
In the upcoming fifth Transformers film, we catch up with Wahlberg's character, Cade Yeager, a couple years after the big battle in Chicago. Now a man on the run, Yeager finds himself being dragged to England, where he meets up with new characters played by Laura Haddock and Isabela Moner.
"It's a very different journey," Wahlberg told ET on the set last year. "A lot of stuff about the origin of Transformersand their history."
At Monday's toy fair, Wahlberg admitted that joining the Transformers franchise has earned him brownie points with his kids.