Kennedy Speaks On Bad Reviews, The Wrestler, & More

Tim Brown


WWE star Ken Kennedy was interviewed by About.com’s Eric Cohen today to discuss his first film Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia , the reviews of the film, his health, and more. Here are the highlights:

Injury Update: “Iâ<80><99>m getting back into shape and my injury is healing up nicely. I have about two more months left before I get to see Dr. Andrews again. Hopefully, heâ<80><99>ll tell me that Iâ<80><99>m good to go and then I can return to action.”

Previous Acting Experience: “When I was in high school, I was involved in theater. I took some summer courses while I was in high school. I was involved in forensics while in high school, which involves a lot of different aspects of speaking. Thereâ<80><99>s poetry reading and there is debate. There is play acting, there is solo acting, and things like that. For three years, I was a part of the play acting team. We took gold medals at state all three years that I was involved.”

Reviews of the film: “Iâ<80><99>m not so much concerned with the reviews as I am with the numbers that the movie does. I really donâ<80><99>t care about the reviews. I donâ<80><99>t read the reviews. Iâ<80><99>m not going to read any reviews. But, I think it is more nerve wracking waiting for a movie to come out. Because, in the ring, you are in front of a live crowd so you know right-then-and-there depending on how the crowd is reacting whether or not you are doing your job. I prefer to act without a net. There is nothing like live TV and working in-front of a live audience. There is nothing like it and you canâ<80><99>t screw up. Itâ<80><99>s impossible to screw up. In a real fight situation, things happen. You know, you donâ<80><99>t always land every punch; things donâ<80><99>t go the way that you want it. So, I for one, enjoy it when things like that happen in the ring.”

“The Wrestler”: “I have seen it and I really liked the movie. I enjoyed it. Iâ<80><99>ve actually seen it twice now. I thought that Mickey Rourke and the rest of the cast did a tremendous job. I thought that it was a pretty accurate depiction of some of the guys that have come through our business. But at the same time, I hope that people donâ<80><99>t think that that is the way that every wrestler turns out in the end. Because I know a lot of guys who have been very successful in the business, who have gone to get out of the business and start business of their own. Maybe get into real estate or whatever, it may be. Start car dealerships, buy car dealerships, or, get into movies. So, there are a lot of guys who have been successful.”

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