updated 04/12/2013 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/14/2013 AT 10:30 AM ET
“I think she may insult some people, but she is very, very funny,” Wahlberg, 41, tells PEOPLE at Thursday night’s Miami premiere of his movie Pain & Gain, presented by Grey Goose.
The actor certainly seems poised for a Wilson barb. He’s nominated for best duo for being paired with a computer-animated bear voiced (profanely) by Seth MacFarlane in Ted. Wahlberg’s up against a pal, Will Ferrell, nominated with Zach Galifianakis for The Campaign.
“They better give us that one,” he says with a laugh. “Me and Ted had some chemistry, don’t you agree? Will and Zach … I don’t know.”
The MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday at 9 p.m.