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John Cena reveals receiving important advice from The Rock

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The Rock has been a huge name in the world of acting. He transitioned his career from being a top pro-wrestler to trying out his luck in Hollywood. The former WWE Champion John Cena also followed a similar path and landed in some top movies. The audition process can be quite scary for the actors and Cena was no exception.

John Cena reveals what The Rock told him before audition

In an interview with GQ, Cena said his former WWE in-ring rival helped calm his nerves before his audition to play Steven in the movie:

‘The audition process is scary for me, like it is for most people. It is a business of failure. You’ve gotta be used to getting told you’re not the right fit, and I really wanted this one. And, deadpan, Dwayne was just like, ’˜Just be yourself, man. They called you in for a reason. Just be who you are.’ And I was.”

Cena believes that the eight-time WWE Champion helped pave the way for superstars, including himself, to taste success in movies following their full-time in-ring careers:

‘As far as Dwayne Johnson’s trajectory is concerned, he’s broke down so many stereotypes, shattered so many barriers. He allowed the outside public to be like, ’˜Yeah, these WWE guys, they may be on to something.’ None of those opportunities happen without him.’

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Cena has appeared in several movies since 2014, including F9 and The Suicide Squad. It was announced this week that he will play a villain in a new live-action/CGI hybrid film featuring Looney Tunes character Wile E. Coyote.

Written by
Bishal Roy