The world of professional wrestling has long been a stepping stone to various career opportunities, including Hollywood. Superstars such as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, John Cena, and Dave Bautista have successfully transitioned from the wrestling ring to the silver screen. While not necessarily seeking a full-time acting career, Rhea Ripley, a prominent figure in WWE, has expressed interest in potentially exploring the world of movies.
In a recent interview with Peter Rosenberg on the Cheap Heat podcast, Ripley shared her thoughts on potentially venturing into acting. She revealed that if she were to pursue a film role, it would have to be in the realm of action or horror movies. Ripley also disclosed that she had been offered a movie role in the past but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts.
“Uhm, I mean it could be. I feel like if I were to do a movie, it would have to be action or horror, I don’t think I could really do anything else but I’ve definitely thought about it. I did acting classes for like two years, I wanna say, and I did get offered a movie, but I just couldn’t do it because my schedule was so hectic. Maybe after wrestling, there might be one or two I could do,” Ripley stated during the interview.
While Ripley’s immediate focus remains on her wrestling career, her interest in acting suggests potential avenues for exploration beyond the ring. Her passion for action and horror genres aligns with her intense persona and physicality as a performer.
In the same interview, Ripley also expressed her desire for her wrestling character, known as the “Nightmare,” to have a lasting impact. She aims to extend the longevity of her persona and leave a significant mark on the industry.
As the interview concluded, Ripley’s remarks shed light on her aspirations beyond wrestling and hinted at the possibility of seeing her on the big screen in the future.
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