Kane Says He's Nothing Like His On-Screen Character
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.10.2012
Not exactly a shocker...
- Kane recently spoke with Times of India about his real-life self vs. his persona, his acting turn and more. Check out the highlights:
On his persona: "Kane is everything I'm not. But also, I think that what has always drawn people to Kane is that he has an emotional depth. The presentation is awesome, he's a great character. All the things he says, people always see that there's something behind that and that's what they relate to. I'm pretty much the opposite. I'm not Kane for sure."
On learning how to act: "I don't know if wrestling naturally progresses to acting. It depends on the individual. You have Dwayne (Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) who's probably doing the best of everybody, but it's hard to say if it's a natural thing that happens after wrestling. Of course, acting is what we do as part of the entertainment. In fact, we are more like a live action soap opera. I wore a mask for most of my career, but that helped me with certain skills that people have otherwise. One time someone asked Robert De Niro what acting meant to him and he held his hand in front of his face and said 'this is me when I'm angry', 'this is me when I'm sad' and so forth. All that time, his face didn't change but you could see something did change that expressed those emotions and you could tell what he was trying to say..."
On staying healthy in the business: "What we do is athletic, basically. There were the days when the guys were huge and bulky and with bellies, but now we have to be in good shape. We have to have pretty good endurance. I've been pretty fortunate as far injuries are concerned. I've had minor injuries... Torn a bicep, broken a hand... It's the worst for some people who get the nagging injuries, but I've taken good care of myself."