Mark Wahlberg is widely recognized in Hollywood as a sex symbol, but in his latest movie "Ted," premiering in theaters Friday, his co-star is the one getting all the attention. By the way, Mark Wahlberg' co-star is a stuffed animal.
Seth MacFarlane, who also wrote and directed the film, lends his voice to the character Ted. He's Mark Wahlberg's deadbeat best friend who seems to get in the way of the relationship between John Bennett (played by Wahlberg) and Lori Collins (played by Mila Kunis).
IMDB describes the movie this way: "As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since -- a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship."
Stuffed animals may seem like a child's toy, but "Ted" is bringing a whole new perspective to the childhood novelty. Although the film just hit theaters Friday, Ted has already turned into a "sex symbol," according to TMZ.
TMZ reported that Seth MacFarlane was approached by an X-rated website that features plushies, Clips4Sale.com, so they could get the rights to use Ted as their new mascot.
The XXX site sent a letter, reading, in part: "Not since ALF has there been this kind of excitement over a stuffed animal. We are very serious and would like to engage in talks with you at your earliest convenience." However, Seth MacFarlane hasn't responded to the letter, according to TMZ.
Take a peek at the trailer: Are you interested in seeing "Ted?"