Jeremy Piven says Mark Wahlberg is the 'missing piece' in getting an Entourage reboot
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Jeremy Piven reckons the only thing standing in the way of an Entourage reboot is Mark Wahlberg.
The hit show, which ran for eight seasons after hitting TV screens in 2004, is loosely based on Wahlberg and his pals as they started out Hollywood, back in their early days navigating fame, fortune, and celebrity status.
Piven, who brought the celebrity agent Ari Gold to life, had a few things to say about the suggestion of a reboot when confronted by a TMZ photographer in Los Angeles.
"If Mark and his team were really behind it, that would be some nice momentum," Piven said.
The actor then cracked a joke about Wahlberg's absolutely bonkers, jam-packed, full-on daily schedule.
"Listen, Mark wakes up, he gets about 11 minutes of sleep. He wakes up and he prays, he crushes the weights, he never stops," Piven quipped.
"So, when he comes up for air, a little crack of time, just make that call to HBO and everybody wins."
Wahlberg started his journey with the show as one of Entourage's executive producers, and thank goodness he did.
The show ended up winning six Emmys and a Golden Globe before it finished its run in 2011, but not before an Entourage movie in 2015.
Piven went on to add to the TMZ photographer that he, Wahlberg, and the rest of the cast know that the TV show is missed by fans who are crying out for an update on what's going down in the Entourage universe.
"I see in real time that people really miss it. I think Mark knows that as well because he hears it and he feels it," the 57-year-old said, before adding: "So it's just a matter of him stepping up."
Wahlberg was recently asked to confirm rumors of an Entourage reboot by Page Six.
"I don’t know if that’s going to happen but I would definitely support it," the 51-year-old said on May 1.
He added: "I was always sad to see the show end."
So what would the fellas from Entourage be up to right now? Well, Wahlberg had an answer for that, too.
"It would look like an older group of guys probably doing things more like me, going to church and you know hopefully having families and getting up early and working out,” he joked.
"[It] might not be as exciting as when they were running the night clubs and running all around Vegas.”
Well, Marky Mark, how about you pick up the phone and have a little chat to HBO so we can find out for ourselves?
Go on lad, you know you want to.
Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Entertainment, Mark Wahlberg