The Condemned is the title of Austins new movie and it marks his first role as a leading man.
Austin plays a man stuck in a El Salvadoran prison, who is freed in order to participate in a violent and illegal reality show.
He admits the part was definitely tailored for him.
As he puts it, [The character] is definitely close to me, whereas Stone Cold Steve Austin is me turned up to 10!
Still, he says that the choreographed fight scenes took a little work, since hes used to improvising fights based on the crowd response, and admits he stuck to the script more than he would during a pro wrestling bout.
Austin is thrilled with the final product but even happier with what DIDNT make it into the final cut.
He admits: Theres a scene where I was supposed to be running on the beach holding two machine guns and I fell on my face.
The Condemned hits theaters on Friday (Apr. 27).
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