If not for his focus on MMA and professional wrestling at the time, we might have seen Bobby Lashley in Mortal Kombat and Stranger Things.
The All Mighty was a recent guest on Sidewalks Entertainment to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When asked if he had any interest in acting, Lashley revealed that he did a handful of small parts in movies several years ago, but in recent years he’s turned down roles in Mortal Kombat and Stranger Things because of his focus on MMA and professional wrestling at the time.
“I did a handful of movies when I was in between when I was fighting there for a while from my first run in WWE into my second run,” Bobby Lashley said. “I did about four or five little small parts, but it was kind of like they needed that big bad villain to come in there. And I played that part. Of course, I get killed every time, but I was offered things afterward, also.
“There was a Mortal Kombat position that I was offered. There was Stranger Things. There’s a lot of different ones that I was offered afterward. And I think at the time, I wasn’t really focused on doing that. Because I was fighting at the time, I was trying to get back into professional wrestling. So the acting part was something that I was interested in, but I don’t think it was the right timing.
“And then when I came back into WWE, I started to do more acting classes, kind of working on that part of it. And now I’m more open to doing it, and we have some different projects in line right now, but I think that I can see myself kind of moving into a bigger role and doing some more movies and everything like that when I slow it down in professional wrestling.”
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