When Mark Wahlberg arrived at the Hingham Shipyard on Tuesday with a police escort, he could have just walked into his special movie screening where he would be greeted by a list of invited relatives and friends.
Instead the local celebrity took nearly ten minutes to greet excited fans in the Shipyard parking lot in front of the Patriot Cinemas. He signed autographs and posed for pictures.
“It was amazing and awesome,” 23-year-old Marrisa Twombley said after she got a photo with the Broken City star.
Twombley came all the way from Nashua, New Hampshire with her twin sister Maranda and mother, Cindy.
The New Hampshire ladies were also at the grand opening of Wahlburgers but this time they were able to pose in a photo with their celebrity crush, one they said will go directly up on Facebook.
“He’s good looking every time we see him,” Marrisa said. “He’s so genuine and sweet and he just comes from a good family.”
Julia Harrity, age 18 of Weymouth also got to meet Wahlberg for the first time.
“I think he’s really nice and it was just pretty awesome that he comes back to where he’s from to do this,” Harrity said.
Wahlberg hosted a special screening of Broken City at the Hingham cinema, which was attended by family along with New England Patriot players Patrick Chung, Julian Edelman, Dane Fletcher, Cleveland Browns tight end Dan Gronkowski (brother of Gronk), Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison, and Broken City director Allen Hughes.
The screening was followed by a private after party at Wahlburgers. During the screening, crews continued to film the Wahlburgers reality show at the shipyard restaurant.
Editor’s Note: Wahlberg’s Public Relations company did not invite Hingham Patch into the media tent to take photos for Hingham readers. Other local publications such as the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Patriot Ledger were given access to the tent.