It’s a different kind of role. Wrestlers have a complicated relationship when it comes to acting. While they are considered to be acting while on a wrestling show, they are also seen as only wrestlers. That can create a variety of issues, but occasionally a wrestler is able to land a more mainstream acting role. Now it seems that we are seeing another wrestler get an important acting role.
According to Deadline.com, AEW’s Maxwell Jacob Friedman has been cast in the upcoming Von Erich Family biopic “The Iron Claw”. According to PWInsider.com, Friedman is will be playing Lance Von Erich, who was brought in as a replacement Von Erich. This is also why Friedman has been off AEW television leading up to Full Gear on November 19. There is no word on when the film will be released.
Opinion: That is a major role for Friedman and even though it is a wrestling movie, it is still another foot in the door of some kind of a film career. Friedman is someone who can talk very well and the question becomes how many more roles can he get. Maybe this is a one off, but it is certainly something that he can brag about, which isn’t something he will have any problem doing.
What does this mean for Friedman? How big of an actor could he be? Let us know in the comments below.
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