Mark Wahlberg felt 'ridiculous' filming Ted

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Seth MacFarlane directs this film about a man whose teddy bear comes to life when a childhood wish comes true. McFarlane voices the bear (Ted), while Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis also star.

June 29th, 2012

Mark Wahlberg felt ''ridiculous'' filming the fight scene in his new film 'Ted'.

The 41-year-old actor - who plays a man whose teddy bear comes to life in Seth MacFarlane's cheeky comedy - has confessed he felt ''ridiculous'' and ''silly'' filming the key fight scene with a stuffed bear.

He told MTV: ''We choreographed it, but you're just in there flailing away at yourself. He's [Seth] like, 'OK, now he kicks you in the balls and now he does this.' I felt pretty silly.''

The scene in question took three days to film and saw Mark wrestling with empty space or a prop until the bad-tempered, beer-guzzling teddy could be edited using CGI.

Despite Mark's reservations, director and 'Family Guy' creator Seth was thrilled with the result.

He said: ''If you look at the raw footage, Mark's just going like this [strangling himself] with a pair of [teddy] bear arms attached to nothing.

''It gives you a sense of how good he is and how much he was able to sell the fact that he's fighting this imaginary character, because it really came together very well, I think.''