Randy Orton Talks About Stunts In “12 Rounds: Reloaded,” If He’d Leave Wrestling For Acting

Central Florida News 13 has a new Q&A online featuring quotes from Randy Orton. Below are the highlights:

If he ever needed a stunt double while filming his role in “12 Rounds 2: Reloaded:”

Yes, there was. Funny story, actually. Stunt men are great. They’re there to make it a little easier on the actors. I wanted to be a stunt man as a kid, so I did all my stunts. There were two times, however, where my stunt double talked me into letting him do it. I got tossed or kicked down a flight of stairs. But he wore body armor under his EMT outfit that I was wearing, of course. He’s made up to look just like me. But he literally – head to toe – was covered in like this hard plastic and I’m like, ‘Are you serious, bro?’ I would’ve just done it just like this. I’ve got my thermal underwear on underneath my thing. I don’t need my chest plate [pounding chest]! But those guys get paid when they take the bumps like that, so he was great and he was actually Jason in Friday the 13th. I had to give the guy a payday. I couldn’t steal his thunder. He’s gotta have his name in the credits.

Would acting be something he would consider leaving wrestling for?

I do love performing in that ring. It’s a high you can’t get anywhere else – that buzz when your music hits and those people, whether they’re booing you out of the building or they love you – it’s an adrenaline rush. I believe I’m an adrenaline rush junkie and that’s where I get my fix. To stop wrestling all together – I don’t know that that will happen to me in the immediate future. But to know that movies could maybe be my future one day – not any time soon – but one day, I can accept that. I think that would be very cool.

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