For those looking for more CM Punk in their lives, there is a lot of good news to share.
Punk, who always made an impression on the wrestling world with his creativity, skill, and heart, has a role in the new movie. Jakob’s wife. Punk is perfect in his role as Colton’s helper in the horror flick, which tackles a handful of big issues and includes some black humor.
The film, which is screened in select theaters and available via video-on-demand, features a talented cast that includes horror veterans Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden. Punk appears in the later stages of the film, adding more intensity to the ending sequence.
“This is a great escape,” says Punk. “There are many problems: the identity of women, marriage, feminism. It is a movie that really makes you think. I love this movie for the content, the issues it addresses, the parallels it has to great vampire movies like Lost Children, and Barbara and Larry are amazing. This movie was on my way and I was lucky to be a part of it. “
Out of immense respect for director Travis Stevens, Punk even accepted the role before reading the script.
“I agreed to do it just for Travis,” says Punk. “Travis said, ‘I wrote this, I directed this and I want you to be in it.’ That was all I needed. This guy has had such a prolific career, and I will always take the opportunity to work with him. “
A Chicago icon, Punk is actor, wrestler, and wrestler Phil Brooks. Best known for his captivating and compelling work in professional wrestling, particularly in WWE. Since his departure from WWE in 2014, he has become more involved in acting and naturally fit into the horror genre.
“I was always a fan of horror movies,” says Punk. “Some of my earliest memories are seeing black and white images Twilight Zoneyes, Hallowe’en, John Carpenter Movies, Universal’s Monsters, Dark shadows. The black and white things intrigued me a lot. He scared me and made me want to win him over, which I guess is kind of an issue in my life. Terror was always the genre that spoke to me. I’m just an unapologetic horror fanatic. “
Punk was part of the 2019 horror movie Girl on the third floor, which was also directed by Stevens. However, no matter what project he’s involved in, the conversation always returns to a possible return to professional wrestling. This makes her role in the upcoming eight-episode television drama series. Heels, where he plays a professional wrestler, which is even more appealing to wrestling fans.
“We just finished season one,” says Punk. “I’m going to wait for the producers to release my character’s name, but I play a wrestler, and they gave me the parameters, then I was able to mold the character into my own. This is a guy I’ve shared changing rooms with. I’m sure wrestling fans will watch this show and at various points they will be able to point at me and say, ‘He’s doing this guy now. It really is my love letter to a specific person, and I don’t want to mention who he is. I want people to enjoy it as it happens organically. “
Heels It also stars Stephen Amell, who dabbled in professional wrestling when he appeared in WWE for a tag team match in Summer festival in 2015, as well as a singles match in the All inside pay-per-view in 2018.
“It was a real pleasure to be a part of that show,” says Punk. “They were all great. They appreciated that he was there to give the show authenticity. Hollywood sometimes offends wrestling fans by taking their liberties with wrestling and not capturing the right spirit. But everyone really put their heart into the show, in a way that they don’t want to offend wrestling fans.
“There is good entertainment, there is bad entertainment. I try to do the projects that I think are good. “
On the subject of quality entertainment, Punk was asked if, under the right circumstances, he would consider returning to professional wrestling.
“I don’t know,” says Punk. “I have said no before in interviews. I’m not looking for a deal. They offer me to do many things and I say no to 90% just because my thing is to work with quality human beings. It seems that maybe in professional wrestling there is a lack of quality human beings. I do not know. I like to do fun and quality projects. If there’s a quality, fun wrestling project sent to me, I’ll listen to it. “
Punk would add instant intrigue to the product if he returned to the ring. If he returned to WWE, he would immediately emerge as a top star. Working a match at the Tokyo Dome for New Japan Pro-Wrestling would also be a date. And with the arrival of AEW as a major promotion, there is another serious competitor to bring him out of wrestling retirement. But even with those options, a comeback doesn’t seem imminent.
“I don’t need the money,” says Punk. “And the way the wrestling business is now, it’s crazy. You have WWE, which has several multi-billion dollar television deals, and television is horrible. I go back there, I’m just another boy. And it’s not even that, I’d be just another guy who’s not doing good television. I want to do good things. I want my name attached to quality projects, where it’s fun and makes people laugh, smile, think and people don’t hate to see it. I want to do fun things. “
Contributing to a fun and entertaining project is exactly what Punk did in Heels, as well as Jakob’s wife. There is a mysterious yet seductive vibe throughout the film, constantly making viewers question what they just witnessed, a forum where punk has always thrived.
“Professional wrestling, for me, was always about simulated violent competition, and obviously there is violence in horror movies, so I can see the correlation,” says Punk. “There is also a bond between wrestling fans and horror movie fans. They are both passionate and take it very seriously, and the rest of the world is not.
“A horror movie has never won an Oscar unless you count Silence of inocentsBut there are people who will go out of their way and break their necks to say it’s not a horror movie. The Venn diagram of wrestling fans and horror movie fans is like a big circle. They are two mediums of art that have always been undervalued. “
Punk’s presence will bring many additional viewers to Jakob’s wife, and he’s excited to share the passion embedded in this movie with wrestling fans.
“The world is pretty scary, but this escape is fun,” says Punk. “This movie will not only be delivered in spades, but it will also make you think. And if you love blood and fangs, this movie has it all. “
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.