Wrestler-turned-actor John Cena has stated that he has never been tough in his life and that he has never needed to prove that he is.
The F9: The Fast Saga star made the comments while talking about his stunt work in the upcoming movie, revealing that he liked to take the advice of those who had more knowledge than him.
Cena said, "When they tell me, like, ‘Hey, this might stop production, we’re going to switch you out,’ I won’t be like, ‘No!’ I’m 44, man. I certainly – I’ve never been tough in my life. I don’t have to prove I’m tough.
John Cena in F9: THE FAST SAGA
"I’m not searching for validation on my masculinity or who I am as a human being, so I really take the advice of those who know more than me. And when they’re like, ‘Yo, you shouldn’t do this,’ [I’m like] ‘OK. Alright. Great."
John Cena plays Jakob Toretto, the younger brother of Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto, who suddenly resurfaces to mete out his own version of vengeance on his sibling.
F9: The Fast Saga arrives in movie cinemas on June 25, 2021.
The former wrestler made his Hollywood with the movie The Marine (2006). He has also had TV roles and hosted the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards show.
He appears alongside Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman in the forthcoming DC ensemble film The Suicide Squad.