December 3, 2021

From ‘F9’ to ‘The Suicide Squad’ to ‘Vacation Friends,’ John Cena spends his summer on the big screen

HOLLYWOOD — John Cena is a wrestling celebrity who now appears to have a maintain on film audiences – from “F9” to “The Suicide Squad” to his newest outing: the outrageous and really R-rated “Vacation Friends.”

The film is about two {couples} who meet whereas vacationing south of the border. One couple is reckless and wild however beneficiant and constant. The opposite…way more conventional.

“It’s an entertaining ride. The movie’s called ‘Vacation Friends.’ I think everyone has a conceptualization of what that means,” mentioned Cena. “And, course, it’s a comedy so we take it to an absurd level. And then those moments of ridiculousness happen very spontaneously and you never know what you get out of them.”

Yvonne Orji co-stars in the comedy.

“That’s the power of humor, right? To bend all the yuck that’s going on in our lives is just like, give us a moment of respite. I love it!” mentioned Orji. “John is a consummate professional. He’s was so gracious and so good to work with. He is the real deal, like, how he shows up, what you think about him, he’s that guy. And it’s from a genuine place.”

“When someone else makes a choice to invest in you, I never know where the origin of that investment lies. All I know is that it’s an opportunity and it’s mine to make the most of or squander,” mentioned Cena.

“Vacation Friends” heads to Hulu on Friday, Aug. 27.