Dustin Rhodes is still going strong in professional wrestling after all these years, but recently he’s looked more into transitioning into acting. His latest acting credit is for a role in the film “Copper Bill,” and Dustin is discussing what it's like to dive into a new industry after so many years in wrestling.
Speaking to The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling, Dustin Rhodes spoke about performing his own stunts, why he feels this film is special, and more.
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Dustin Rhodes on his affinity for his new film Copper Bill:
“The later I get into my golden years in the wrestling business, I've been really diving into acting school and doing these independent movies and Copper Bill is phenomenal. I really do believe you are going to love it and if you don't, let me hear about it because I need to know. I need to know what I can do to better myself as an actor because just like wrestling we all start somewhere and I've got a big leg up (I believe) from being behind the TV and the production and wrestling for 32 years and in script reading so I am no stranger to that and it is so much fun."
Dustin Rhodes talks expectations for moving into acting:
"He named me the "natural" for a reason and I really do appreciate that moniker and I love it and I take it to heart so as much as I still have to learn, I can't wait. I can’t wait. It is going to be such a fun ride for my wrestling fans to see me transfer over into the acting realm and learn my trade there because I think they are with me for the long haul and that's good. If I can garner some new audience members and some new people that never watched wrestling before, it is kind of different (acting and wrestling) and the crowds are a little bit different and I just look forward to whatever man."
Dustin Rhodes on if a full day of shooting a scene is easier on him physically than pro wrestling:
“There was a scene you'll see where I had to fall down and I wanted to do it and I was getting ready to do it and they were like no, no Dustin and they pulled in a couple of mattresses and they had two or three guys on both sides of the mattresses to make sure they could catch me as I'd fall on the mattress. I am used to falling on concrete and sh*t like that."
Dustin Rhodes on if he enjoys doing stunts:
“I do not have a problem doing stunts. There are some stunts that absolutely terrify me but of course, falling and fight scenes and things like that and a couple of flips here and there. That is easy."
Dustin Rhodes also spoke about the emotional segment where MJF whipped his brother, Cody. Read his take on that emotional segment at this link.