Gunner Talks Role in New Horror Movie, How He Got the Part, His Military Background Helping Him in the Film, WWE Being a Priority & More

gunnerAs noted, former TNA star Gunner has landed the role of Carl in the action horror thriller “Navy SEALs vs Zombies”, out Tuesday, Oct. 6 on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand. In a new interview conducted by Scott Fishman of Channel Guide Magazine, Gunner talked the upcoming movie and below are some highlights:

On getting the role:

“When I got the audition call as soon as I read the lines, I understood who this Carl was,” Lail said. “He is really me in a way. Carl is a bad ass, but he has this soft side. I think I bring that out in the movie. Carl is a serious type, but there is a joking side. He has some character and actually cares about his guys. You find out Carl isn’t this jerk Navy SEAL. Carl is not just hard all the time. There is more to him.”

On his military background helping him in the movie:

“But the military background definitely made things easier as far as carrying a weapon,” Lail continued. “You see movies sometimes where military actors are carrying weapons [in a way] that doesn’t look right. There is a certain way Navy SEALS and Marines carry whatever weapon you’re carrying. You want to make it believable. Really what made it easier with military experience is the day we got on set on Baton Rouge, we had a day of wardrobe. Then we had a day where we all got together and talked. As soon as the five or so of us — the main actors — got together you’d think we knew each other for 15 years. We all got along. I think that made it so much better. I’ve heard it before that sometimes actors on movie sets may not get along. Then it’s a long drawn out process.”

On wrestling being a priority:

“Wrestling is my number one love since I was a kid,” he said. “It’s what I always wanted to do. Ever since I was five I dreamed for that WrestleMania moment or wrestling some of the top guys on Monday nights. I definitely want to pursue WWE. There are some talks going on. I hope it comes to pass, so we’ll see. When it comes to the independent scene, it’s been awesome. That is where I came from.”