MJF weighs in on wrestlers going to acting.
MJF is set to star in "The Iron Claw" as he joins a long list of wrestlers that have gotten into acting. Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Terry Funk, Kevin Nash, The Miz, The Rock, Batista, John Cena, and many more have starred in Hollywood films over the years whether as the lead or a smaller role.
Speaking to Dr Beau Hightower ahead of AEW Full Gear, MJF was asked about the perception of wrestlers going to Hollywood.
"I think a lot of the time, when people look at wrestlers going into acting, because Hulk Hogan did such a shit job. He did, let's be honest, probably one of the worst actors of all time. People were so hesitant of letting pro wrestlers into acting. Thanks to trailblazers like Cena, Rock, and Batista, absolutely massacring it every single time they are on screen, and killing it. It's pretty cool and unique now because when they look at wrestlers, they understand now that what we do is really difficult and it takes a lot of charisma, charm, and athleticism. So does being the top draw in Hollywood. I think it's a pretty easy transition, I shouldn't say that. It's an easy transition if you're capable of being a top guy in my sport. It's easier. If you're somebody that struggles in front of the red light and you're just a really good grappler (it's harder)," he said.
Along with starring in "The Iron Claw," MJF has a role in “Floaters" alongside Seth Green.
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