John Cena Explains How He Does R-Rated Movies And PG Work

John Cena says he can be both R-rated and PG. 

In an interview with Screen Rant, John Cena discussed the changed to his character after his debut as the Doctor of Thuganomics. He said after his first few years in WWE, the crowd began to change demographics and he needed to maintain his role as a good guy. 

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"I don’t feel comfortable saying the things I was saying on the microphone because I got to look at a little kid and at that point, I’m supposed to be the good guy? That’s not how a good guy is so I use the opportunity of the platform of The Marine because the movie did reach a bunch of people, to genuinely, subtly, begin to change my character into more of a PG environment because those are the tools I’m dealt," said Cena.

Recently the movie Blockers in which Cena starred premiered. The raunchy R-rated movie is a departure from his character on WWE and his role with Nickelodeon as of late. Cena said he can do movies like Blockers because of the intended audience. 

"I can do a butt chug scene if you put an ‘R’ on the movie but when you put a TV-PG on the show and you’re out there doing stuff that makes your audience feel uncomfortable, your career longevity is going to be nothing," said Cena. 

The full interview can be read at

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