WWE superstar Edge may have had his last match at last year’s WrestleMania, but that doesn’t mean he is sitting at home eating donuts all day.
Well, that’s not entirely true, as Rosy and I found out when met up with the Rated R Superstar in Miami to discuss his first starring role in a film in “Bending the Rules”. In the film, which is released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 27, Edge plays Detective Nick Blades, a New Orleans cop on trial for corruption.
“I have kind of likened it to ‘The Big Lebowski’ in a way,” Edge said.
“He is the Big Lebowski, but he can kick a– I guess is kind of what sums it up. I wear a Hawaiian shirt, board shorts and flip flops and Mardi Gras beads for about a month-and-a-half down in New Orleans. A recurring theme throughout is that you will always see the character eating and a lot of donuts. We ate a lot of donuts in that movie.
“I liked the character because it didn’t take himself too seriously. I don’t really take myself too seriously, so it wasn’t that much of a stretch for me.”
Among the other cast members is Jamie Kennedy, Alicia Witt, Jennifer Esposito and accomplished actress Jessica Walter, who has recently done voice work on “Archer” and known for her role as Lucille Bluth on “Arrested Development”. Maybe we could see Edge, real name Adam Copeland, on the show when it returns next year!?
“Philip Baker Hall was big for me, especially being a ‘Seinfeld’ fan,” Edge said.
“Lt. Bookman was one of my favorite, probably my favorite character in ‘Seinfeld’ actually. So when I saw I was sharing scenes with him I thought, ‘This is awesome.’ He is a really funny guy. His delivery is amazing. He is such an underrated actor to some people, but there are some people who know what he can do.
“Jessica Walter I didn’t know what to expect. Here is this proper actor or actress who shared the screen with [Clint] Eastwood. I was like, ‘I don’t know what I am doing. She is going to be sick of me right from the get go.’ But she could not have treated me better. Everyone was very understanding to the fact that I was in way over my head and having no idea what I was doing. So they were very gracious and respectful.”
Those who have seen “Highlander: Endgame” may remember Edge’s cameo. “Bending the Rules” was shot before his recurring role on the SyFy original series ‘Haven’. He says he is returning to the character Dwight Henrickson for the upcoming season.
“By ‘Haven’ through the experience of ‘Bending the Rules’ I felt much more comfortable,” Edge said.
“Then going back this year for ‘Haven’, I will have much more understanding. Even with just the lingo like turning around. I know what that means now. I know I don’t have to stand there for 45 minutes while they switch everything out, and I can go grab a cup of coffee. Little things like that was all a learning process.
“Now that I can’t wrestle I think it would be cool to play a Viking in ‘Game of Thrones’ or something like that. I think I could sink my teeth into something like that. I also have a bit of a vampire experience or arch-villain or something. That would be fun…I just want to enjoy retirement, and at the same time, do some stuff to stay creatively stimulated.”
When the WWE legend isn’t enjoying the great outdoors kayaking or riding his bicycle or acting he enjoys a good TV show.
“I’m getting into ‘The Walking Dead’, which I’m going to start discovering,” Edge said.
“I love ‘Game of Thrones’. The first five minutes I was like, ‘This could be the best show ever.’ I was hooked, and they kept me hooked. I love ‘Modern Family’. It’s a good show and well written. ‘How I Met Your Mother’ I’ve always enjoyed too. I like laughing so ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ so things like that.”
With his blonde locks, I for one could see Edge as a long lost Lannister in “Game of Thrones”. Before Edge returns to Haven, the Canadian will accept his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame during the WrestleMania 28 festivities in Miami.
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