John Cena was the face of WWE from 2006 to 2016 and truly became a name that transcended all barriers as far as pro wrestling is concerned. Cena is one of the most recognizable faces on the planet right now, so it is not unexpected he gets to star in major movies.

The Leader of Cenation eventually branched out to pursue a career in Hollywood back in 2017 and has seen a monumental level of success till now. Cena’s roles in ‘The Suicide Squad’ and ‘Peacemaker’ truly set him apart from the rest.

As previously reported, John Cena is set to star in Greta Gerwig’s highly anticipated film ‘Barbie,’ where he will be portraying the role of a mermaid. Naturally, fans are looking forward to his role in a big way.

While speaking to TODAY, John Cena revealed that he ran into Margot Robbie by accident during a shoot and ended up pitching himself to be a part of the film. Naturally, it all worked out for him in a big way.


“You know what? Honestly, it was a happy accident! I think Barbie and Fast X showed a lot of parallels. Their cast list is amazing. The Barbie cast list is amazing. The Fast X cast list is amazing. So, with a lot of opportunity, there was a chance for maybe to, ‘Hey, would you guys be willing to have me if I could do something.’ Kind of (on if he pitched himself for the role). In an accidental run-in with Margot Robbie. I said, ‘I would pretty much do whatever you guys need because I really enjoy the movie.’ They asked me if I want to be a Merman. I said, ‘Yeah, sure.’

No (on if he always pitches himself for major roles). I haven’t worked with Margot before. We literally randomly ran into each other as friends. We were filming across the street. Fast X was filming across the street from Barbie. And she was like, ‘Why don’t you do Barbie?’ I said, ‘I’ve been trying,’ and Margot makes a lot of the decisions for that, and I said, ‘Well, I’ll do whatever you need.'”

Barbie is scheduled to release on July 21, 2023 and is sure to be a hit with fans. We will have to wait and see how John Cena will perform in the film, as fans have high hopes for him.

What’s your take on the new Barbie movie? Are you excited to see it in theaters? Sound off in the comments!

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