John Cena On How ‘The Rock’ Broke The Mold For WWE Stars Turned Actors

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Cinema Blend recently chatted with John Cena at the “Dolittle” media day. During their conversation, John Cena started talking about the credit “The Rock” deserves for allowing wrestlers to take roles that aren’t like their wrestling persona. If not for Dwayne Johnson’s success, Cena believes that him and Dave Bautista would have been typecasted.

“It definitely has changed, and I think that rests on the already broad shoulders of Dwayne Johnson,” said Cena. “He just made it acceptable to be something other than your wrestling persona. If you look at the correlation of wrestlers or WWE personalities in movies, they essentially played extensions of their WWE personality. I think Dwayne was one of the first ones to break that mold, and do it on such a grand scale that he couldn’t be ignored … Typecasting takes a lot of attempts to unwire, and Dwayne has, through the legacy that he’s built, he’s made it easier for all of us.”

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