There have been plenty of wrestling to Hollywood success stories over the years.
Kevin Nash has found good work in films over the years, appearing in Magic Mike, John Wick, and more.
Speaking to the Miami Herald, Nash discussed wrestling's influence on Hollywood.
"Stallone was bigger than life then and I had no idea who Hulk Hogan was. He was really the first one to open the door. Wrestling was still the red-headed stepchild. I don't think it was until Dwayne, everything he did with opening number one at the box office, Dwayne is the one that really has made it sheik to be a pro wrestler or ex-pro wrestler and be in this field. A guy like Dave Bautista, he's a lead but he also does smart things. He did the role in Blade Runner. He reads the script and realizes that the character is intricate to the story. When I read the first Magic Mike, I was like, 'Tarzan doesn't really have much to say or do, but if you look at the arc, if Tarzan doesn't smoke weed, The Kid doesn't dance and the movie doesn't get made. In John Wick, Francis doesn't have that big of a scene but he's memorable because he's the only person that walks away alive. When I read a script and something is offered to me, I look at it and say, 'It's not much, but if handled right, it's a nice piece of work,'" said Nash.
In discussing his acting career, Nash also brought up the Screen Actors Guild, which he is currently a part of. "I've been on SAG insurance since my son was born. I've always had really good insurance with SAG and it's nice to be part of a union," he said.
Unionization and SAG have been a big topic in wrestling in recent months with former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaking out on the topic and SAG-AFTRA speaking to Zelina Vega following her release.
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