Hollywood seems to be going MMA crazy again, importing fighters left and right for movie roles. And one guy who wants to get in on some of that action is Jon Jones. Via MMA Junkie:
“I’d like to model my acting career on Dwayne Johnson, the way he came out of [WWE] and started off tough guy roles and then moved over to doing ‘Tooth Fairy,’” Jones told MMAjunkie.com during an appearance at the UFC’s “World Tour” in Los Angeles. “That’s when you really saw that he could act, and he’s the one I admire and respect a lot, so I know I’d love to model my acting career after (him)…
“As an entertainer, I think acting is one of the highest levels you can get, and right now, I’m doing pretty well in my field, which is the martial arts world. To branch out a little bit and get my feet wet there and maybe prepare myself for a career after this career, I think it’s all part of the plan.”
There’s so much WTF in all this I don’t know where to start. Namedropping The Rock’s performance in the Tooth Fairy as the point where he started being taken seriously as an actor? W. T. F, sir. And even trying to compare himself to the Rock in the first place? The Rock is an extremely charismatic guy who’s so enjoyable as a character that he just plays himself in all the movies he’s in. Jon Jones is like the Anti-Rock. People don’t really like him – he’s a great martial artist in the cage but as a person the most used words to describe him are ‘fake’ and ‘not genuine.’
Never mind the fact that Jones can’t act to save his life. Back when Bud Light had Jon and Dana White appear in a commercial together, White ended up having to say Jones’ lines because Jones couldn’t even say ‘Here we go!’ convincingly. So let’s rest easy knowing that no matter how much smoke sycophants blow up JJ’s ass, he’s never going to get any sweet Tooth Fairy style roles that will win him critical acclaim.