WWE Star On Turning Down Top Hollywood Roles

WWE Star On Turning Down Top Hollywood Roles WWE

A WWE star has described turning down a number of big Hollywood roles including being offered Mortal Kombat and Stranger Things.

One WWE star has commented on actually turning down roles in Hollywood to favor his time as a fighter.

In a new interview with Sidewalk Entertainment on YouTube, WWE star Bobby Lashley describes declining offers to take part in numerous high profile Hollywood roles.

Lashley said on his brush with Hollywood:

“I did a handful of movies when I was in-between when I fighting for a while, from my first run in WWE to my second run.

“I did about four or five (movies). Little, small parts. They needed that big bad villain to come in there, and I played that part. Of course, I got killed every time.

“I was offered things afterward. I was offered Mortal Kombat. There was Stranger Things. There were a lot of different ones that I was offered.

“At the time, I wasn’t really focused on doing that. I was fighting at the time, I was trying to get back in professional wrestling.

“The acting part was something that I was interested in, but I don’t think it was the right timing.

“When I came back to WWE, I started doing more acting classes, working on that, and now I’m more open to doing it. We have some different projects in line right now.

“I can see myself kind of moving into a bigger role and doing some more movies when I slow it down in professional wrestling.”

Bobby Lashley is set for an opportunity to regain the United States Championship as he has a title shot this Saturday at WWE’s premium live event, Survivor Series WarGames.

Lashley will take on both champ Seth Rollins and a third in Austin Theory for the United States Championship at the event.

You can read all about WWE’s upcoming premium live event Survivor Series WarGames by clicking here. 

Transcription via Fightful

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