CM Punk recently spoke to ET Canada to promote his upcoming film, ‘Girl On The Third Floor.’ The former WWE Champion discussed his love for horror movies and the transition from professional wrestling in WWE to acting.
HIS LOVE FOR HORROR FILMS:
"I think for me horror movies is an escape, so for me, it’s eyes wide open. I watch the news through my fingers. That’s the brutal stuff that scares me. Take me to Canada with you."
TRANSITIONING FROM WRESTLING TO ACTING:
"I think some wrestlers are just good wrestlers. I think others are good actors that also wrestle. So I think it’s a lot of the same. You’re driving on the same street. Maybe sometimes it’s on the opposite side of the road, you’re in a different country, but it’s all kind of the same.
The gear shift is over here, the turn signal – everything is round about the same. I’ve always been comfortable – the first time I think I was ever in front of an audience or on camera I was on The Bozo Show locally in Chicago. I was like, eight years old, and I got picked to play this game on this local broadcast, and I was just like “Whatever.” I was just eight years old and I was chill with it.
So, I don’t know. Maybe it’s something you’re born with, I don’t know. I think it’s definitely something you can hone and sharpen. But the transition, it’s easy. It’s kind of like, what I’ve always done, just nobody’s trying to murder me. At least they’re not supposed to. They’re not supposed to in wrestling either, but some people just don’t have that fine touch."
Sources: ET Canada & WrestleZone.com
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