John Cena’s career in Hollywood is really taking off. He’s not quite on The Rock’s level, but he’s arguably going strong with Dwayne Johnson-like momentum.
While appearing on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, John Cena revealed the most useful acting advice that The Rock ever gave him. This came at a time in Cena’s acting career when he really needed some encouragement and he got exactly that from Dwayne Johnson.
“That’s a great question, Jimmy, actually, but no he hasn’t The Rock and I are most known for our tremendous WWE feud that broke WWE pay-per-view records and we kinda talked a lot of trash about each other.”
“We also had a follow-up match a year later so we spent a year making fun of each other, one night beating each other up, and we were like ‘Did we just become best friends?’ — ‘Yep!'”
“So basically we were able to set our difference aside that night and the next year I began to get more chances and opportunities.”
“I had an audition and I had to put myself on tape for a movie called ‘Train Wreck.’ I hadn’t gotten any news that I was in the running to be involved with the movie and I was really nervous so I talked to the one guy that I know who’s in a lot of movies.”
“Dwayne just happened to be at WWE and I’m like, ‘Hey man we have a pretty good talking relationship is there any advice you can give me on how to turn this into a success because it’s something I really wanna do. He gave me a piece of advice that still rings in my ears like he said it yesterday.”
“I don’t even know if he knows this was such sage advice. He just turned to me and was smooth and casual like he always does with everything he says and with such an inspirational tone like with everything he does, he was like: ‘Just be yourself, man that’s why they asked you there in the first place.'”
“That message of always be authentically yourself has stuck with me and created the opportunities that I’ve had.”
Cena and The Great One have battled in the ring, but they have yet to share the silver screen together. Perhaps one day that will in the cards for both of them, but it might not have happened if The Rock didn’t give John Cena a small piece of advice that he still holds to this day.
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