Wahlberg plays John Bennett. As a boy, Bennet wishes for his new Christmas gift, a large teddy bear named Ted, to come to life to be his friend. The two get into many predicaments and drama unfolds as Bennett grows up and questions his relationship with Ted. Directed by Seth MacFarlane and co-starring Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale and Giovanni Ribisi.
I heard the concept and I was like, ‘I’m not really interested in this movie. I don’t want to be doing a movie with a teddy bear.’ But then my agent said, ‘Just read the script’ and I said, ‘Okay.’ I read the script. Thirty pages into it, I forgot that it was a bear. I thought, ‘Wow, this is a great buddy movie and I really get the dilemma’.