Kelly Carlson's thoughts on 'The Marine'

Kelly Carlson plays the wife of John Triton (played by John Cena) in The Marine, which opens nationwide Friday. She shared her thoughts on the movie after its world premiere at Camp Pendleton in Southern California earlier this month.

• What was it like during the premiere?

I love seeing anything I do on the big screen; it's really special and not a lot of people get a chance to experience it. But the best part about it was the crowd's reactions to all the funny moments, to all the action, the cheering and the yelling. That's pretty special when a crowd has a reaction like that."

• How does it feel for the crowd to be able to see you and interact with you?

I think it's great. I love being in the theater with someone who's experiencing it for the first time. I've never been in that position, watched a movie with an actor, and been able to ask them questions or show them my appreciation or enthusiasm. So it's really cool.

• You were sitting next to John during the viewing, did you get a feel for his reactions?

I think John's reaction is a lot like most actors when you watch yourself on television for the first time. Critical. It's hard to watch sometimes. He hadn't screened the movie six times like I have. But when you first watch yourself, there's a lot of pressure. So he's gonna have to watch it a couple more times, I think.

• How do you rate John Cena's performance?

Excellent. He did exactly what he was supposed to do. Strong, tough, solid, confident all the way through. He did a great job. I don't see anyone else playing that role. And that's a big deal.

• Who's tougher, John Cena or John Triton?

Probably John Cena. He actually exists. He's a wrestler.


Kelly talks about getting to know John Cena in The Marine

The Marine premiere at Camp Pendleton

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