WWE star John Cena spoke with Metro.us about his new role in the film The Wall in which he plays a wounded soldier pinned down by an enemy sniper. It was noted that Cena’s character spends most of his time passed out on the ground. “Trust me, I have a sense of humor about it,” Cena said. “People have been saying, ‘Hey, man, you were on the ground a lot!’ I totally get it. But that’s what it called for. Sometimes it’s not the number of pages or minutes of screentime. It’s just being part of a good story.”
Cena also explained why he his unable to act and wrestle at the same time. “I would do both at the same time, but the movie guys are a little weird with their insurance,” he said. “They don’t want me to go smashing my face up. [Laughs] I’m excited for all the opportunities outside the WWE ring, only because it raises awareness of the WWE. I take great pride in my profession, but I’m very aware of the perception of it. I think a lot of people think we are just what are are, and that’s it.
“There’s nothing wrong with that. But there are plenty of talented people who travel with the WWE and produce wonderful entertainment every week. We do live sports entertainment, and it’s like no other. To be able to do stuff like this outside of the norm and for people to say, ‘Wow, that’s pretty good,’ that bodes well for getting more eyes on the ring.” Read the full interview at Metro.us.
Powell’s POV: I assume there’s more leeway when it comes to Cena wrestling if he’s doing a WWE Studios film. The new movie is scheduled to be released on Friday in the United States. Cena also spoke about sports and politics borrowing from pro wrestling in the interview.
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