The world continues to reel in the wake of Monday's deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon as those with close ties to the historic city contemplate the effect the events will have on the community that means so much to them.
"It's just so upsetting," Boston native Mark Wahlberg told People at a New York screening of his newly released film, "Pain and Gain," on Monday. "Obviously I've got a huge family and so many family and friends back in Boston. I don't know what exactly happened, and I don't know if everyone's OK. I'm just trying to be here [at the screening] and put on a brave face and just be a professional."
Looking at the larger picture, Wahlberg continued: "The world obviously needs to change. If you think about all the events over the last couple years, if we can't protect our innocent women and children, then we have a serious problem."
Other celebs with close ties to Boston, including natives and residents of the city, are also speaking out about the bombings. Click on for more of their words of support and hope ...