The folks at Hollywood Life spoke with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch this week to promote the release of the new WWE Studios movie The Marine 6: Close Quarters, which also co-stars WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels and WWE Superstar The Miz. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On how it feels to play a different type of character in WWE after she has seemed to let out her evil side both in front of the camera and in the ring: "Yeah, I think in the ring, it’s certainly, you see a lot of real frustration coming out, right? And I think that’s what’s resonating with people so much is that it’s real, you know? It’s that feeling of being overlooked, and of wanting to be more, and not holding anything back anymore, not trying to be liked, and going after what you truly want."
On working with Shawn Michaels and The Miz in "The Marine 6: Close Quarters": "Watching how Miz navigated the film, how he conducted himself, and how he treated everybody really was just wonderful to see. He was such a great leader, really created this great atmosphere. Shawn is absolutely incredible. He was an incredible wrestler — obviously, one of the best of all time — and he’s just incredible at acting. I feel like there’s nothing he can’t do. And he was just so generous with his time and his advice. Both of them were. I loved every second of it."
On being 'The Man' of SmackDown Live and WWE in general and how fans, and even non-fans, can get the same kind of confidence: "That confidence? You know, the thing of it is, it’s always an inside job, right? It doesn’t come overnight. This is something that I’ve been working on for a long time, and why this works so well is because we’ve seen me not have confidence. We’ve seen me persevere. We’ve seen every obstacle being thrown my way and finding a way to deal with it.
"But, it’s all about believing in yourself, and I always say, you know, you’re the only person that lives in your head. So, you can walk around telling yourself how great you are all day, walk around telling yourself how bad you are all day, like, it seems a lot better to live in a place where you’re saying you’re great, you know? So, I think you just gotta constantly work on believing in yourself, and believing that you’re enough. Have faith that you’ve got everything that it takes to make it. If you put the work in? Of course, you do."
Check out the complete Becky Lynch interview at HollywoodLife.com.