John Cena Opens Up About Landing Role In ‘Surreal’ Barbie Movie

2 weeks ago by Dave Adamson

John Cena Opens Up About Landing Role In ‘Surreal’ Barbie Movie WWE

John Cena has opened up about his role in the “surreal” Barbie movie directed by Greta Gerwig.

During his appearance on The Today Show to discuss, among other topics, Fast X, Cena revealed how he got involved in Barbie.

Landing the role as a merman, Cena explained how Margot Robbie got him the part, saying:

“It was a happy accident. I haven’t worked with Margot before. We literally randomly ran into each other as friends. Fast X was filming across the street from Barbie.”

It would turn out that Robbie, who plays Barbie in the movie, was behind “a lot of the casting decisions”, with Cena revealing:

“And [she asked], ‘Why don’t you do “Barbie”?’ I said, ‘I’ve been trying!’ And Margot makes a lot of the decisions for that and I said, ‘Well, I’ll do whatever you need.’”

Speaking about the making of the movie, which is set for release on July 21 2023, Cena stated:

“I think it’s going to take a lot of people by surprise. [It’s] a very interesting take on everything but I was super lucky and it’s tremendously surreal.”

The star-studded movie certainly isn’t a ‘traditional’ take on Barbie, as can be seen from the trailer below this news story.

John Cena faced Austin Theory in the opening match of WrestleMania 39 night one and has recently spoken about his future in WWE.

Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:

Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz

It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled

Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions

Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions

Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods

As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day

Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers

Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match

Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green

Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night

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