Keith Lee brought his larger than life personality to the Netflix screen with his appearance in "The Main Event." Lee plays one of the competitors in the NXT contract tournament, working as Smooth Operator. Lee has one of the larger roles of any wrestler in the film and despite limited acting experience, shined on screen.
"So for me, I wish I could really express with my voice how exciting that was for me," Lee told Comic Book. "That experience was something just completely unexpected and I had no idea exactly how awesome it was going to be, but I learned very quickly and I loved every second of that experience and I'm hoping for sure that I have more of those experiences because it was magical. Everything from working with guys I've never worked with before to meeting new people, to experiencing where we filmed, and the director, producers, the makeup people. It's just such an amazing team of people that come together to make it happen, and I was just grateful and honored to be a part of it, to be honest."
Many wrestlers have transitioned to acting whether it's full-blown Hollywood stardom like The Rock or WWE films staple The Miz. Is Keith Lee ready to do the same?
"I wouldn't call it a bug per se," Lee said. "I would say that that was something that ignited more so a passion, and that's something that I 100% would like to experience again, trying some different style films and different roles, things of that sort. I think that it could be quite magical, and to be honest, there were a lot of people who found it hard to believe that was my first time on film and that sounds like it is a good thing. If there's an opportunity to do it and learn some new things and who knows what happens, but I'm very interested in furthering for sure."
For now, Keith Lee will continue to defend his NXT North American Title, much like he did on Wednesday against Damian Priest.
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