|By Daniel Pena | December 18, 2012 | Comments|
On his new reality show: "Well a friend of mine came to me and said he wants to do a reality documentary on me. I was kind of standoffish at first because he asked me earlier last year and I said no because I am pretty private about my life, you know it's not a lot of pictures of my son or anybody in my family online. He kind of convinced me because he told me it would be like Alistar Overeem's Show where it's not a jerk off to himself he's not sitting there talking bout 'look at me! Oh, I'm great'. It's a real reality show. It's a real documentary. It's not even a reality show. It's a documentary. It's what's happening in my life on a day to day basis and you guys get to see it now."
On whether or not the door is closed on a return to wrestling: "I'm not big on closing doors. I always leave them cracked open."
If he would quit acting to become a wrestler if WWE had something good for him: "No. I would never stop acting. I mean to be totally honest with you, it's one of those things where I've been working hard to do this acting thing for five years now and this last three years has been a real struggle upward that I really don't want to quit right now. I am so close I can taste it and everybody else can see it and I am literally fighting my ass off to get there everyday. I wouldn't give it up."
On almost playing Roadblock and if the talks of him playing the character were serious: "There were and it was before Rock joined (signed on) and what happened with that was a friend of mine new the casting and he knew what they were looking for and he gives me a number to call and I am thinking it is just a friend of his and I called the number and I was like "Oh I'm so sorry" because, you know, because actors should never call casting ever. So I called casting and was like "oh my God, I'm so sorry, it was an accident. They said 'oh, it's okay, please send me your stuff.' I told them I'd have my agent sent it and they said 'Oh, you can send it yourself.' It's not a big deal. So I send my resume and stuff and a week later my agent said 'they want you to come in and audition'. So I flew to L.A., I auditioned and I literally killed it in the room. And in the original script, Roadblock wasn't the leader. Flint was and Roadblock was his back up. And so after my audition I left and a half hour later my agent calls and said 'They love you! Their f-king ecstatic!' because they were looking for somebody to play that Roadblock role and they were looking for someone to play that Flint role that could take over from Channing Tatum for a while and everyone they casted just wasn't a big enough star name. And what happened was, from what I'm told, is they started recruiting Rock because they wanted Rock to play Sgt. Slaughter. Yeah, so rather than the Joes going to find Duke, they go to find Sgt. Slaughter that turns out to be Rock and he comes on and he's just the baddest mother f-ker on the planet. And so what happens is they gave Rock a sheet of names and at the top of the list was Sgt. Slaughter but he skipped that name and went straight to Roadblock. And I was like, 'aw, I wont be Roadblock! (laughs)"
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