John Cena On How Fans Would React To His Heel Turn

John Cena recently had an interview with Digital Spy while promoting his new movie, Ferdinand. During the interview, he talked about a heel turn and more. Below are some highlights from it:

Fans wanting him to turn heel:

“So many times in WWE, the audience tells me – at the top of their lungs – that they want me to change. But over the years I’ve learned that, if I change, they’ll just rag on me about something else. I’m never gonna please them and, at the same time, I would be turning my back on those that I care about. So it couldn’t have been a better situation for me to be involved with this movie.”

Feeling fortunate on being able to choose his projects independently:

“I’m fortunate enough to be able to choose stuff that resonates with me, whereas before, when trying to help launch WWE Studios, I was pretty much told to just go and do these movies,” he explained. “The Marine [Cena’s first film with WWE Studios] was a fun ride, but as more movies got made, it was more like, ‘We need you to do this, we need you do that…'”

The story of Ferdinand:

“Ferdinand’s misunderstood and I think that’s a story that can carry on from generation to generation. Everybody says, ‘What a great movie – it’s so relevant now’ – they forget that the book’s 80 years old [children’s book The Story of Ferdinand was first published in 1936] and the story’s been told, and resonated with people, for that long.”

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