We all love John Cena, for more reasons than one. Whether it is his career as a professional wrestler or as a remarkable actor, the man has built himself a huge and loyal fan base. While John Cena has been in a handful of action movies, we simply cannot ignore his comedic presence in movies like Trainwreck. He truly knows how to get his audience to double over!
Talking about Trainwreck, if anyone has seen the 2015 film, they must be quite familiar with the hilariously awkward scene between John Cena and his co-star, Amy Schumer. Despite the fact that John Cena was only in the film for the previously mentioned scene and a couple of others, he made a ton of money for the role. Well, if you want someone of John Cena’s caliber in the film, you better pay up!
How Much Did John Cena Make for Trainwreck?
John Cena and Amy Schumer’s characters were in an on-and-off casual relationship and the wrestler-turned-actor was on screen for a total of three scenes and only at the beginning of the film. Regardless of minimal screen time, Cena bagged a hefty check for his role. According to Buzzfeed, Cena made a whopping $2.5 million for his three scenes. Now that’s certainly no less than impressive!
Keeping the fact that Cena wasn’t in the film for long aside, he really loved being a part of Trainwreck. Talking to ScreenRant, Cena recalled what it was like going from television to the big screen. He also stated that working with his co-workers meant laughing all day.
“I’ve been very much looking to do a comedy for quite some time. When you’re a WWE superstar you’re kind of stuck in the television world, and that’s where I was spending most of my time. I was approached to audition for Trainwreck, but it wasn’t a sure shot though. Then I got asked back to do a table read with Amy and Judd and got cast in the movie from there…It’s a fun atmosphere to be a part of, this project especially. Working with Amy and Judd [Apatow] was fantastic and I would clock in and just laugh the whole day.”
It sure looks like Cena had a great time on the sets of Trainwreck. However, the above-mentioned awkward scene between him and Cena might have caused some tension between him and his then-partner, Nikki Bella.
How Trainwreck Almost Wrecked John Cena’s Relationship
There are not a lot of people who will be A-okay with their partners getting intimate with someone else on the screen and Bella sure wasn’t. Talking to Conan O’Brien about the s*x scene, Cena stated, “It was awkward. And they wanted awkward, so we gave them awkward.” He also talked about how he broke the news about it to Bella, and let’s just say her reaction wasn’t 100% positive.
“Honestly, I didn’t think I’d get the part. And I kept putting it off not telling Nicole and not having the discussion of, ‘Hey, there may be some graphic scenes.’ So I got it and I couldn’t say no, so I kind of walked in one day and was like, ‘Hey, I’m kind of just doing this.’ And that was the wrong approach. She has such beautiful brown eyes and they glowed with red hellfire. She has such a great smile but she turned into like the alien and the predator at once.”
However, the disagreement didn’t last long between the two. Cena soon proposed to Bella in front of live television, at Wrestlemania 33 in April 2017. Unfortunately, the pair later broke up due to personal differences.
Trainwreck is available to stream on Peacock.