Watch John Cena Rock A Very Colorful Outfit With Jimmy Fallon For 'Ew!'
We have seen many actors come out of the world of wrestling and carve out unique niches for themselves. The Rock is one of the biggest action stars of all time, and Dave Bautista has made a fascinating jump from the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Guardians of the Galaxy films to quieter and more dramatic roles in films like Blade Runner 2049. Then there's John Cena, who continues to prove that he just might be one of the best comedic actors currently working. In fact, the wrestler-turned-actor recently made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to show off his comedy chops for an episode of "Ew!," and it's weirdly hilarious. Check it out, below.
So, I think that it is safe to say that this is John Cena like we have seldom seen him before. On this episode of "Ew!" he joins a scenery-chewing Jimmy Fallon (portraying a teenage girl named Sara) as Addison, an old friend who recently returned to town. As the sketch wears on, Cena pretty much gives it his all by gossiping about a boy that she has been texting, gauging the attractiveness of male celebrities (including John Cena), and rolling their eyes at Sara's dad (Wet Hot American Summer's A.D. Miles).
One of the most interesting things to point out about this particular video is the fact that The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is actually taking advantage of John Cena in a way that's not often seen in the movies. In films like Trainwreck and Sisters, his status as a macho man is generally played for laughs or subverted in interesting ways. On the other hand, in this clip, he is playing someone entirely different from the John Cena that we all know and love. His strength and size still get a few good laughs, but here we see him tap into an entirely different character.
Of course, despite John Cena's knack for comedy, he has got some big projects on the horizon that could allow him to continue embracing his musclebound machismo and action prowess as well. He is currently set to star alongside The Edge of Seventeen's Hailee Steinfeld in the upcoming Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and he is also rumored as a possible frontrunner to portray Duke Nukem in a film adaptation of the legendary video game series. Couple those with his turn as Addison, and it becomes pretty clear that he's a man of many talents.
Make sure to watch out for John Cena's next comedic performance when Blockers debuts in theaters next month on April 6. In the small screen world, keep an eye on CinemaBlend's midseason premiere guide to stay in-the-loop on all of this spring's most prominent and best TV debuts.
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