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'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Talks The Package, Grown Ups 2, WWE 13 And Attitude Era
When it comes to pro wrestling, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has done it all – both inside and outside of the ring. The WWE Hall of Famer helped forge the Attitude Era and push pro wrestling into the mainstream.
These days, the retired wrestler has gone Hollywood. Austin made a name for himself starring opposite Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren in The Expendables. The actor has re-teamed with Lundgren in The Package, which is now out on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay.
Gamers can keep Stone Cold’s legacy alive in THQ’s WWE 13. Austin graced the cover of the Collector’s Edition of the game, which now will be the last wrestling game from the now-defunct game publisher. WWE 13 allows players to pit Austin, in his prime, against some of the biggest names in wrestling today.
Austin was in Hollywood for the premiere of The Package, where he took some time to reminisce about the Attitude Era and discuss going virtual in games in this exclusive interview.
How do you feel your pro wrestling career prepared you for Hollywood?
I don’t know if a pro wrestling career prepares you for Hollywood. When you get out there and you’re in an arena for 20,000 people or 90,000 people it’s a lot different than being on a quiet set with 100 people, so I think you get used to dealing with cameras. But there’s many things that are the same. There’s ten times the things that are different. So there’s a little bit of crossover, but not much to bottom line it.
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