John Cena stars in Nickelodeon's "Fred 2"
John Cena returns to Nickelodeon this Saturday to reprise his role as the father of Fred Figglehorn in Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. The WWE Superstar joins Internet sensation Lucas Cruikshank, who plays Fred, and Ariel Winter of Modern Family and WWE Studios’ The Chaperone, in the full-length sequel film.
In Fred 2, Fred goes on another adventure in attempt to prove his music teacher, Mr. Devlin, is a vampire. A scene from the movie was filmed earlier this year at a WWE live event where Fred got in the ring with his fictional father, Cena, to take on Mr. Devlin and his arch enemy, Kevin. (PHOTOS | WATCH)
WWE.com recently talked to Cena about his role in the new Nickelodeon movie:
WWE.com: You’re back for your second Fred picture. Are you excited about it?
CENA: Fred was so nice that we had to do it twice. I’m very excited to be back for Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. I think people are really, really going to enjoy this movie. I know you either love Fred or you hate Fred, which means I think I belong in this movie because I’m one of those guys. You either love me or you hate me.
WWE.com: This Fred kid, he just basically went in his backyard and made this little movie and now he’s famous. You probably have a lot of respect for the hustle, loyalty and respect that Fred brings to the table?
CENA: He’s an interesting entity. He’s a true internet sensation. I think Zack Ryder should take a chapter out of this guy’s playbook. He has certainly made his own success and created it out of thin air. Great kid. I think he’s funny as hell. And like I said, this is his second movie. I believe he has a TV show lined up, so he’s done pretty well for himself.
WWE.com: Is there anything in particular you can tell the WWE Universe and Fred fans about what to expect out of Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred?
CENA: Yeah, this is one you’re going to want to see, because for the first time ever there is a scene in the movie that is filmed at a WWE event and this is the first time something like this has ever happened. We filmed in South Carolina post-SmackDown, I believe, and it literally was history. We haven’t done anything like that ever. Never before has a camera been allowed in an arena. I saw the footage, it came out great and it’s a cool history-making process. I think when WWE sees the movie; they are going to realize we have something on our hands that could possibly be put on a silver screen for its own use.
For more information on Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred, visit Nick.com/Fred.