It’s certainly not uncommon for professional wrestlers to get into acting and names like The Rock, John Cena and Dave Bautista have all found success in Hollywood. Bobby Lashley has appeared in a few films throughout his career, but it doesn’t seem that acting is something he’s focused on.
The former WWE Champion recently spoke to Sidewalk Entertainment and he revealed why he turned down offers to be part of Mortal Kombat and Stranger Things.
“I did a handful of movies when I was in-between when I fighting for a while, from my first run in WWE to my second run. I did about four or five (movies). Little, small parts. They needed that big bad villain to come in there, and I played that part. Of course, I got killed every time. I was offered things afterward. I was offered Mortal Kombat. There was Stranger Things. There were a lot of different ones that I was offered. At the time, I wasn’t really focused on doing that. I was fighting at the time, I was trying to get back in professional wrestling. The acting part was something that I was interested in, but I don’t think it was the right timing.
When I came back to WWE, I started doing more acting classes, working on that, and now I’m more open to doing it. We have some different projects in line right now. I can see myself kind of moving into a bigger role and doing some more movies when I slow it down in professional wrestling.”