Actor Mark Wahlberg will be going back to high school at the end of June, courtesy of a brand new internet program based in New Orleans. Wahlberg divulged his academic plans on David Letterman’s "Late Show" last night, when he appeared on the show to promote his upcoming movie, "Ted," which he stars alongside Mila Kunis.
Wahlberg who’s now 41-year-old dropped out of high school in the 9th grade, will now be an ambassador for Taco Bell’s Graduate-To-Go program.
"It’s an actual diploma," Wahlberg said of his online education. "I’ve got to take up all the courses that I missed and I’m a little nervous."
"They’re going to give me whatever credits I already have, which is probably like one or two," he joked about the school’s plans to get him up to speed. "But I’m going to make it happen."
Actors have "a lot of downtime on sets in the trailer and stuff," so Wahlberg hopes to "just … blast through it – hopefully do it within six to eight months."
Wahlberg’s latest film "Ted," arrives in theatres June 29.