What can you say about a 26-year-old who’s already the subject of a biopic and still has a whole life ahead of her? Paige has a lot going on. The aforementioned movie about her life, Fighting with My Family, is already available digitally and comes out on Blu-Ray, DVD, and On Demand next Tuesday, May 14. Meanwhile, she’s also returned to WWE TV, becoming an onscreen manager for the tag team of Kairi Sane and Asuka. With Spandex had a chance to sit down for a quick chat with Paige, to discuss both the movie and her new role in WWE.
With Spandex: I know that you’re interested in acting yourself, so I have to ask, was there ever any discussion of you performing in Fighting with My Family yourself?
Paige: No, actually. My whole family got cameos, but I didn’t necessarily think I should be a part of it. I mean, I was happy just at the fact that they made a movie about me in general. But I was very hands on with the script and stuff like that, and my story. Like Stephen [Merchant, writer/director] and Dwayne [Johnson, producer] would call me like every other day, to discuss each scene, and they wanted to know every single detail. We were very passionate about this movie. So I was happy, and then, in the credits, they ended up throwing me in there anyway.
Is it weird seeing Cersei Lannister on TV and recognizing the woman who played your actual mom?
I know! That’s the thing, my Mom has never really watched a lot of TV, so when I was like “Oh my god, Mom, Lena Headey is going to be playing you! It’s insane!” she was just like “I don’t know who that is!” I was like, oh my god, she’s only one of the biggest stars we have right now in the freaking world. You know, especially now that Game of Thrones came out again. And she’s so similar to my Mom anyway, like in real life. They’re very similar. And then when she has the wig and all the gimmicks on, she looks just like my mom! Like, just like her.
I thought that too. I only know your Mom from indie wrestling and Total Divas, but I was definitely impressed by the resemblance.