Dustin Rhodes made a career out of Hollywood phrases and quotes, and now, he would like an Oscar of his own.
Speaking to Sportskeeda, Dustin discussed balancing blossoming acting career and his new role in All Elite Wrestling.
"Ever since I was little, man, I've always had a camera in my hand," said the former Goldust. "Trying to think of movies and write small scripts from a young age. I've always wanted to be in film. It's another passion that I have that is much like wrestling, you know, so I'm glad that I'm able to do both of those right now with the freedom of AEW and really focus on that part of it, and then whenever I need to go take some time off for a film role or auditioning, a TV series, then that's what I'm focusing on at that moment and then they bring me back in.
"So it's juggling the two but it's a lot of fun and I love it, man, I've got to stay busy, I can't just sit down, I've got to keep moving. In the acting area, I want to be considered a good actor. It's great to be an action star and things like that, but I want to be known for acting because I really, really have a deep passion for it so I am giving it a shot. I've got a few under my belt. Copper Bill is the one that is in post-production right now, fixing to hit the film festivals and the live premieres and things, so I'm looking forward to that."
Dustin, who has a role in the film Copper Bill, is very optimistic about his future as an actor saying that he hopes to one day walk across the stage and achieve the ultimate honor in the acting field. Ultimately, Dustin says wrestling's production-style helped him have a more smooth transition to the big screen,
"Well, the biggest advantage I think is time, and I've had a lot of time to craft the acting backstage in WWE or AEW with vignettes and promos I have a big leap and an advantage in that area because I know how stuff is shot, I know how production goes and what goes into it," he admitted. "You look at the Goldust character for years, it was one of those hard things that I had to figure out and we just ran with it. And it went in a funny direction, which was funny for a while, it was great. People like it, let's keep doing it for a while. You kind of think of different ways to keep this character relevant over the years and that is the big advantage I have as far as going and stepping into the acting world because I already know most of this stuff and the script, the scripting and just memorizing your lines and stuff. Back when I'm doing the Goldust character or the Dustin Rhodes character and I'm improvising stuff, some directors will allow you that freedom to improv if you're good at it and I think I'm one of those that's good at it and I've had years to really craft that."
You can read the whole interview at this link.