John Cena continued his PR tour to promote Trainwreck
On how he got the role
You know, just through the regular channels on how you would end up getting offered an audition. I had to go through the regular process. It wasn’t like, “Hey, here’s the part.” I had to go through an audition and then another one and then a table read. Eventually, I ended up getting it, but it was a very exciting time, when I was approached with the fact that, “Hey, do you want to read with Amy Schumer for Judd Apatow?” To me, that was both exciting and nerve wracking, but it was overall a great experience, and I’m glad I could be a part of this awesome movie that’s coming out.
On the different between comedy and his typical action roles
Yeah, I think the big action movies, it seems like a natural correlation, but I’ve often found that those action movies are tough, first of all. My hats off to anybody filming action, because you get beat up. If I’m going to get the crap kicked out of me, I would love 15,000 people on hand to tell me that I’m doing good or I’m doing bad. So, if I’m going to be in any physical duress, I’d really like it to be in a WWE ring, which is why I was so amped to be a part of “Trainwreck.” I mean, like you said, it’s something very new and very different and a chance to be surrounded by extremely, extremely funny people.
On how funny or awkward the sex scenes in the film were
I will say, it is anything but sexy. It was easily, easily the most awkward, embarrassing moment of my life, being covered up by a very small amount of material in front of an enormous crew of characters. Just to let everybody behind the curtain, it’s not just two people. There’s two camera operators, two focus pullers, two or three lighting guys, two or three sound guys, props, the whole people watching in the row of director’s chairs. It ended up being just a bunch of people in there. So, it’s not at all intimate in any way. It was very just being out there.
On whether his feud with Kevin Owens will continue
I hope so. Kevin is unbelievably skilled. If there is anyone deserving of a spot on “Monday Night Raw”… superstars often talk about their journey to the WWE. His is one of legend, having worked in the independent circuit for a decade and a half, and truly being able, for someone of his stature, being able to all that he can do, combining strength and unbelievable agility in the ring. Well well deserving of being showcased on “Monday Night Raw.” He truly brings out the best in me, and people will always be critical of me. There’s a portion of the WWE audience that is just yearning for new, so when they see a new talent that doesn’t have any inhibitions, who knows who he is as a character and says what he wants, and then, on top of that, follows it up with unbelievable performances, that’s how you captivate the audience and that’s how you get something really special started. I think Kevin Owens’ name we’ll be talking about 10 years from now as one of the major players in the WWE. I’ve been around for quite a long time, and for me to be able to get in a ring with a guy like that and go like hell and then do it again and hopefully do it again, that’s all I’m looking to do. I just want to be able to let the WWE universe know that I can still go with the best of them—the newest, the best and the brightest, I can still compete.
Tags: Amy Schumer, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Trainwreck