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Arthur the King actor Mark Wahlberg reflects on his bond with canine co-star, calls it 'remarkable experience'

Mark Wahlberg and his furry friend take on adventure racing in Arthur the King, streaming July 5 on Lionsgate Play.

Arthur the King actor Mark Wahlberg reflects on his bond with canine co-star, calls it 'remarkable experience'
Arthur The King to stream on Lionsgate Play

Last Updated: 12.33 PM, Jul 03, 2024


The fact that dogs can do anything is paw-sible proof of that. Arthur the King follows Mark Wahlberg's character, Michael Light, as he experiences a decline in his running career. After a fortuitous meeting makes him see how much he loves sports, he persuades sponsors to send his squad to the Adventure Racing World Championship. The group befriends a stray dog named Arthur as they make their way across dangerous mountains. In the midst of internal strife and turmoil, the squad finds an unusual ally in Arthur, who increases morale. Arthur the King is an uplifting tale of friendship, triumph, and second chances meant to encourage and inspire. On July 5, Arthur the King will debut on Lionsgate Play (also on OTTplay Premium). The film also stars Juliet Rylance, Simu Liu, and a special cameo by Bear Grylls.

Mark Wahlberg's experience with canine co-star

In a statement, Mark Wahlberg remarked that it was remarkable when asked about his experience working with a co-star on four legs. As they continued their conversation, a journalist asked him if there were three or four dogs in the film. The actor responded that he only had one dog, and he expressed his gratitude to Ukai, who was everything to him. Witnessing his profound emotional investment was quite astounding. The encounter was fantastic because he and Wahlberg became really close. The actor did, however, sneak him a lot of chicken and steaks. He was determined to be the canine's favourite at all times.


Mark Wahlberg, Simu Liu, Juliet Rylance, and the most adorable dog ever starred in Arthur the King, a touching and uplifting story. In it, we follow the story of Michael Light, a struggling athlete who persuades sponsors to send him and his teammates to the Adventure Racing World Championship. A dog named Arthur comes along for the ride and helps the team redefine what it means to be friends, to persevere, and to win when they are low on morale.

Mark Wahlberg's personal dogs

Wahlberg added that he has four wonderful dogs at home, continuing his story about the dogs in his life. Although he was unsuccessful, the actor did attempt to bribe Ukai's trainer into letting him take the dog home with him. She clearly declined, demonstrating the deep, abiding love and unbreakable connection between the two of them. On the other hand, he and his family adore and treasure their four lovely dogs.

Join Arthur and his crew on their thrilling adventure this July 5 by tuning into Lionsgate Play.

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