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Shawn Michaels Talks Connecting WWE Career With First Movie Role

'The Resurrection of Gavin Stone' sees the professional wrestler acting alongside 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' star Brett Dalton and more

WWE fans know and love Shawn Michaels and now they'll get to see a new side of the wrestling superstar in his upcoming film debut The Resurrection of Gavin Stone. The Jan. 20 flick tells the story of a former child star forced to do community service at a local church and what he learns from the experience and its various churchgoers. 

Michaels came to Fuse to talk about his new role, revealing how he connected acting to his decades of professional wrestling. "It drives down to the core thing that I really loved about wrestling," he shares. "In layman's terms, it's pretending to be something you're not."

Watch the full interview above to learn how Shawn also tapped into his own story of redemption for the character and what it was like working alongside Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D star Brett Dalton.

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone—which also stars Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Neil Flynn and D.B. Sweeney—is in theaters on Jan. 20. Watch the trailer below:

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