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How John Cena ended up on the cast of Margot Robbie’s Barbie

1 years ago By Sports Desk

With the release of the highly anticipated Barbie film just around the corner, actress Margot Robbie has shed light on how she managed to secure the casting of 16-time world champion John Cena as a merman in the movie. Cena previously described his casting as a “happy accident,” revealing that he and Robbie had a chance encounter that led to her offering him a role in the upcoming film. 

Robbie, who stars as the title character and serves as a producer on Barbie, shared further details about their interaction during an interview with Chris Van Vliet on “Insight.” Cena is not the only star associated with WWE who will be part of the upcoming Barbie movie.

Margot Robbie accidentally ran into John Cena at a London Restaurant

The encounter took place while they were shooting in London, and Robbie ran into Cena at a restaurant. To her surprise, Cena had already taken care of the bill, which prompted her to seek him out. Robbie humorously mentioned that Cena’s stature made him hard to hide. Curious about his presence, she asked him why he was there.

Cena revealed that he was shooting at the same location where they were filming Barbie, and that’s when Robbie spontaneously offered him the role of a merman in the film. Much to her surprise, Cena agreed without hesitation, showcasing his openness and enthusiasm:

“While we were shooting in London, I ran into him at a restaurant. We had worked together before, actually I ran into him because I went to pay the bill and they were like, ‘John Cena already took care of it’. I was like, ‘What? Where is he, he’s hard to hide’. I found him and was like, ‘What are you doing here?’, he was shooting at [the place we were shooting Barbie]. I was like, ‘Do you want to come be a merman in Barbie?’, and he was like ‘Yeah.’ Surely he’s not going to agree to it just like that, and he did. He’s so awesome like that, yeah.”

Robbie admired Cena’s willingness to take on such a unique role and commended his awesome attitude. The unexpected encounter and Cena’s immediate acceptance of the merman role further solidified Robbie’s appreciation for his remarkable qualities.

John Cena’s involvement in the Barbie film adds to the list of WWE Superstars participating in the project. Liv Morgan, Unified WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, attended the film’s premiere, gaining attention from The New York Times. Additionally, WWE SmackDown stars Karrion Kross, and Scarlett were present at the event, making it a notable gathering of wrestling talent.

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