Mojo Rawley landed a role in Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins, the new film that is out in theaters now. This was a lot of fun for Rawley and the part seemed tailormade for him, because the ex WWE Superstar didn’t even have to audition.
While speaking to Fightful, Mojo Rawley revealed that WWE’s talent relations department called him up to gauge his interest in doing the film. He was also told that they picked him already and he didn’t have to audition.
“So, dude, I was just finishing up a workout and I got a call from talent relations and they pretty much told me that I was requested for Snake Eyes and they were trying to see if my schedule was open to do it. I was like, ‘Forget my schedule! Whatever I have booked, we’re throwing out the window. Let’s rock, baby.’ I was so excited about it.”
Mojo Rawley didn’t have to audition, but he also didn’t have a ton of time to prepare for the part. With no script given to him, Rawley had no idea what he was getting into. He was able to deal with that situation since he worked in WWE, a place where tearing up scripts is commonplace.
“I don’t remember exactly how long before we filmed that I found out, but it was not a long time. Maybe a week or two. I didn’t have any script or any kind of heads up on what I was gonna be doing in the movie. It was pretty much, ‘Do you want to be in it?’ I was like, ‘Uh, yes. Whatever it is, I’m in. Let’s check this out. I’m so excited about it. We’ll handle it from there.’ So, I kinda went in blind. But, man, I tell you what, what they put together was unbelievable. The film itself is gonna be incredible. Summer blockbuster. It’s gonna be huge. I’m very, very excited about my contributions to the film, that’s for sure.”
We’ll have to see if Mojo Rawley can use that role in Snake Eyes to garner more parts in Hollywood. Ironically, WWE released Mojo from his contract in the time since he filmed the GI Joe movie. Now he is free to do his own thing apart from WWE and pursue many more opportunities along the way.
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