Chris Jericho Talks Losing Film Role To Former WWE Star

Chris Jericho

On a recent episode of former WWE Champion Chris Jericho’s podcast, Talk is Jericho, “Y2J” hosted the stars of Netflix’s GLOW series, Kimmy Gatewood and Rebekka Johnson, as well as trainer, stunt coordinator, and former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero.  The group talked about Jericho losing out on a role in the show to a former WWE star, The Miz auditioning for the role as well, and Clint Eastwood watching Jericho’s audition for a role on American Sniper. Here are the highlights:

Jericho on losing out on a role in GLOW to Alex Riley:

“I actually set up my little phone in the dressing room in Edmonton [Canada] after a show in a room by myself and I auditioned… Steel Horse, for Steel Horse, and I didn’t get it. And not only I didn’t get it, but Alex Riley got it. He’s about a one on the scale of [pro] wrestling notoriety!”

Chavo Guerrero on The Miz auditioning for the role as well:

“It’s kind of cool because when they were casting this role and a couple of other roles, I was in on it. I was there and it was cool to see because I do a little bit of acting here and there and it was cool to see what they look for.

“Chris did great. Chris did great. I mean, I’d put him over. They were looking at me like, ‘you know these guys, right?’ and I’m like, ‘yes.’ He did great. We had Miz, The Miz auditioned for it. Yeah, yeah, and then Alex and a couple of other people too. We had different people we were doing.

“They all were very good. Everyone did very good, but he took it to the next level. In fact, he came out in a bathrobe and kind of in character, in costume, and they were looking for that.”

Jericho on his audition for a spot in American Sniper in front of Clint Eastwood:

“So my [agent] calls me and he’s like, ‘it’s not Spielberg, but it’s Clint Eastwood. Yes! I went into… Clint [has] got this whole little village of studios and offices. It’s kind of like this, actually, like this record company or group of houses in Warner Bros. lot and I go over there, and I walk inside, and there [are] Clint Eastwood posters all over the wall, and I go in there, and I’m reading my little part, and sitting in the back of the room is Clint Eastwood because he wanted to see me and I don’t have any idea why Clint wants to see you. Maybe he is [a pro wrestling fan]. I didn’t get the part. Thank you, Mr. Eastwood. Like, holy s–t!”

You can listen to Talk Is Jericho by clicking this link here.