John Cena Explains How THE SUICIDE SQUAD Co-Star Margot Robbie Helped Him Land BARBIE Role

John Cena Explains How THE SUICIDE SQUAD Co-Star Margot Robbie Helped Him Land BARBIE Role John Cena Explains How THE SUICIDE SQUAD Co-Star Margot Robbie Helped Him Land BARBIE Role

John Cena (Fast X, Peacemaker) will play "Merman Ken" in the upcoming Barbie movie, and the WWE Superstar turned actor has now revealed that Margot Robbie helped land him the role...

By MarkCassidy - May 19, 2023 07:05 AM EST
Filed Under: The Suicide Squad
Source: Via Toonado.com

Though he didn't actually appear in the recent trailer, it's been confirmed that John Cena (The Suicide Squad, Fast X) will have a small role in the upcoming Barbie movie as "Merman Ken" - but it very nearly didn't come to pass.

During an appearance on Today to promote his return to the Fast and Furious franchise in Fast X, Cena revealed that he was actually "rejected" from a formal audition for the iconic fashion doll's first big-screen outing, but a chance encounter with star Margot Robbie led to him being cast in Barbie.

"It was a happy accident," Cena said. "I haven't worked with Margot before. We literally randomly ran into each other as friends. Fast X was filming across the street from Barbie. And [she asked], 'Why don't you do Barbie?' I said, 'I've been trying!' And Margot makes a lot of the decisions for that, and I said, 'Well, I'll do whatever you need.'"

“They asked me if I wanted to be a merman, and I said, ‘Yeah, sure.'”

Of course, Cena and Robbie both starred in The Suicide Squad, so perhaps he's referring to the fact that they barely had any scenes together? Or, he just has a really bad memory!

Anyway, let's hope we get a first look at Cena as a merman soon!

Barbie also stars Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Will Ferrell, Ana Cruz Kayne, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Scott Evans, Jamie Demetriou, Connor Swindells, Sharon Rooney, Nicola Coughlan, Ritu Arya, Dua Lipa and Helen Mirren.

Directed by Greta Gerwig, the movie is set to hit theaters on July 19.

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pitbull76
pitbull76 - 5/19/2023, 7:52 AM
Dwayne "The Rock "Johnson and John Cena where bound to end up in the same movie sooner or later.
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 5/19/2023, 10:45 AM
@pitbull76 - Imagine wold without Rock's ego, where he played Black Adam, and John Cena played Shazam...
pitbull76
pitbull76 - 5/19/2023, 10:49 AM
@TheHumanSpider2 - Damn never crossed my mind but I could see it working had the rock had the whole Black Adam go together more the taking away Shazzams and inverting Superman.
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 5/19/2023, 10:56 AM
@pitbull76 - Cena auditioned for Shazam, but got turned down...I wonder by whom...
pitbull76
pitbull76 - 5/19/2023, 11:03 AM
@TheHumanSpider2 - Crap did not know that love The Rock as a wrestler but lately hate the actor for his behind the scenes stuff we have heard.
Reeds2Much
Reeds2Much - 5/19/2023, 8:00 AM
Merman Ken, you say?
IcePyke
IcePyke - 5/19/2023, 8:03 AM
"I haven't worked with Margot before."





pitbull76
pitbull76 - 5/19/2023, 8:09 AM
@IcePyke - It's all the concussions from wrestling he has cte.
Jacory
Jacory - 5/19/2023, 8:15 AM
@IcePyke - I thought that at first, but then I thought, were they in any scenes together?
IcePyke
IcePyke - 5/19/2023, 8:21 AM
@Jacory -
MaxPaint
MaxPaint - 5/19/2023, 8:42 AM
@IcePyke - Can't blame him, I also don't remember anything from that movie as well.
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/19/2023, 8:32 AM
Cena has the look for Captain America but he can't really act for shit.
pitbull76
pitbull76 - 5/19/2023, 9:02 AM
@marvel72 - I mean right now in my opinion Batista is the best wrestler turned actor Cena is not bad I would say more diverse then Dwayne.
HAUSMAN01
HAUSMAN01 - 5/19/2023, 9:04 AM
@pitbull76 - agreed
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 5/19/2023, 10:43 AM
@marvel72 - He is a fantastic actor, what are you talking about? he is short as shit to play Cap, though
RedFury
RedFury - 5/19/2023, 10:23 AM
He seems like such a good guy. I'm really happy to see the success in his career. It feels like he's truly very deserving of it.
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 5/19/2023, 10:44 AM
"but a chance encounter with star Margot Robbie led to him being cast in Barbie"

The chance encounter:

"yo, Margot, I wanna be in Barbie, Margot, why are you running?"

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