Mark Wahlberg turned down "Star Trek" role, says he couldn't "understand the words"

Mark Wahlberg attends the "Broken City" screening at Kerasotes Showplace ICON on Jan. 6, 2013, in Chicago. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images

Mark Wahlberg almost went where no one has gone before.

In a recent interview with Total Film, the "Ted" star revealed that J.J. Abrams offered him a role in the 2009 "Star Trek" reboot, but he had to turn down the part because he couldn't figure out what was going on.

"I tried to read the script...I didn't understand the words or the dialogue or anything," Wahlberg said. "Then I saw the movie. I went ,'Holy sh**, [Abrams] did a great job.'"

The 41-year-old two-time Oscar nominee revealed that he was up for the part of Captain Kirk's father, who doesn't stick around too long in the film.

Wahlberg went on to say that he wouldn't pass up another offer from Abrams in the future, "If he wanted me to do something that I didn't understand, I'd probably give it a shot."

This isn't the only Wahlberg interview that's been attracting headlines lately. Last week, Wahlberg made an appearance on "The Graham Norton Show" and slurred his words during the segment, leading some to speculate that he was potentially intoxicated.

Wahlberg will next be seen as a bodybuilder alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in "Pain and Gain," which hits theaters on April 26.

Watch Wahlberg talk about the "Star Trek" role that almost was:

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