“The Rock Owes Me a Film” – CM Punk’s Co-Star in Heels Shares Interesting Audition Story With Dwayne Johnson

Actor and filmmaker Allen Maldonado appeared recently in an interview where he discussed his role in a brand new TV series – ‘Heels’, starring CM Punk, Stephen Amell, and many more. The ‘Black-ish’ actor detailed his experience about working with The Rock back in his early days in Hollywood.

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Maldonado is an integral part of the series, and he openly discussed the respect he has for the pro-wrestlers after starring in a series dedicated to that sport.

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Speaking with Wrestling Inc Daily, actor Maldonado shared his story when he was screen testing for a role with the pro-wrestler, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, for a role in a 2006 sports film called ‘Gridiron Gang’.

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Allen Maldonado says he wants to work with The Rock

In an interview with Nick Hausman of Wrestling Inc, Allen talked about the time when he was screen testing for a role in Gridiron Gang alongside The Rock.

He confessed that the audition was the most laborious process that he had ever gone through. It lasted for ten long months.

“Early on in my career, I audition for a film called ‘Gridiron Gang’. That was the longest and most excruciating audition process I’ve ever been in. It was 10 months of auditioning, countless auditions, a screen test with The Rock. I tested with The Rock, and I had a football test.”

However, Maldonado didn’t get the part because he was out of the audition for some time because of a car accident. However, the actor was grateful for his time with The Rock.

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“And the football test, I did great, but I was two weeks out of a car accident, and I was in so much pain. I went through hell for this audition. Didn’t get it but I did had an opportunity to screen test with The Rock. I’ve worked with him once before in that capacity but only in passing.”

He also said that he would love to get an opportunity to work with ‘The Great One’ once again. He hilariously added The Rock owes him a movie.

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I would love to get the opportunity to work with him in the future. We got some history, and he owes me a film. He owes me a film. I’m about to start saying that. The Rock owes me a film.”

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