John Cena says he by chance bought forged as a merman within the 'Barbie' film

  • John Cena instructed “At present” that he was forged in “Barbie” after an “unintentional run-in” with Margot Robbie.
  • Cena mentioned that he requested Robbie, who’s the lead of the film, for an element in “Barbie.”
  • The “Quick X” star was then supplied the function of Merman Ken, who’s Dua Lipa’s love curiosity.

John Cena mentioned that being forged within the highly-anticipated “Barbie” film was a “pleased accident.”

When the second teaser for the “Barbie” film was launched in April, the previous WWE wrestler was surprisingly featured among the many forged checklist. It was later reported that Cena is taking part in a merman Ken, who’s a love curiosity for Dua Lipa’s mermaid Barbie.

When requested in regards to the casting on Monday’s episode of “At present,” Cena mentioned that his newest film, “Quick X,” was taking pictures “throughout the road” from “Barbie,” and he landed the half after bumping into lead actor Margot Robbie.

“I have never labored with Margot earlier than. We actually randomly bumped into one another as mates,” Cena mentioned. “And he or she mentioned, ‘Why do not you do Barbie?‘ I mentioned, ‘I have been attempting!’ And Margot makes a variety of the selections for that and I mentioned, ‘Effectively, I am going to do no matter you want.’”

Cena mentioned that producers supplied him the merman half following Robbie’s intervention.

The 46-year-old actor added: “It was a cheerful accident. I believe ‘Barbie’ and ‘Quick X’ share a variety of parallels. Their forged checklist is wonderful. The ‘Barbie’ forged checklist is wonderful. The ‘Quick X’ forged checklist is wonderful.”

Dua Lipa is a singer with hits like "Break My Heart" and "Don't Start Now."

Dua Lipa will star as a mermaid within the film and experiences say that she’s written new music for the soundtrack.

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Cena additionally mentioned on Monday’s episode of SiriusXM’s “Pop Tradition Highlight” with Jessica Shaw that he had beforehand auditioned for a job within the film earlier than speaking to Robbie.

“They had been placing out open casting for the film. I get it, I wasn’t a bit for the puzzle. That is superb,” the “Peacemaker” star mentioned. “I attempted. I used to be rejected after which I noticed Margot and he or she was like, ‘Why aren’t you doing this? We’re filming throughout the road.’”

He continued: “I believe a variety of occasions folks suppose for folks saying, ‘Oh, he would not try this.’ And I agree with you, I do not suppose there are any small elements. An opportunity is an opportunity. A chance to indicate your talent or develop a brand new talent, that is improbable. That is why I wish to do all these items, so I believe as soon as they realized I might simply be grateful to be concerned, they had been like, ‘Yeah, you are able to do this.’”

Cena additionally mentioned on “Today” that the movie is “surreal” and will “take people by surprise.”

The “Barbie” forged is stuffed with a number of rising stars resembling Ritu Arya, Simu Liu, and Nicola Coughlan, in addition to recognizable names in Hollywood together with Ryan Gosling, Will Ferell, and Helen Mirren.