Ronda Rousey and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be seen together in the next installment of “Fast and the Furious” that comes out next April. Is the UFC women’s bantamweight champion following in the footsteps of the former WWE star and current movie star?
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Rousey stated that she has those aspirations.
“I never thought that being an action movie star was in the cards for me. My agent, [WME’s] Brad Slater, kept telling me, “You’re going to be the female Rock.” Then I started to believe it could be a reality. I don’t half-ass anything. If I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it to be the best in the world at it. A lot of actresses appear in action movies, but there aren’t any female action stars. I love Angelina Jolie, but … it’s about believability for me. Milla Jovovich is one of my favorite actresses — The Fifth Element really opened my eyes, and the Resident Evil franchise was amazing. So definitely a mix of Milla Jovovich and The Rock is what I’m going for. People love chick fights. They love tough, empowered women. And there is a demand. People just don’t know it.”
“Rowdy” will also in appear in the “Entourage” movie and the third installment of “The Expendables”, which comes out in August.
Rousey just competed at UFC 175 earlier this month defeating Alexis Davis in just 16 seconds. No word yet on when Rousey will defend her title next and who her opponent will be.